I am not comfortable talking about storms because they are not friendly; they cause pains, fear, worries, etc. I have seen how storms killed many, destroyed properties, changed lives from good to bad. To put it briefly, storms are unfriendly. From the scripture, Jesus was walking on the water. Peter asked if he could join, and Jesus accepted. This means that God has given us freedom and Power to do what He did through Jesus. God has enabled us to do extraordinary things on earth. Peter walked on the water But something took his attention; the STORM. He started sinking when his heart was swept away by what he saw. When His focus was on Jesus, all was well.
Storms refer to the negative situations, fear, etc that come our way. They refer to sicknesses, double mindedness, pains, addictions, rejections, etc that Satan throws at us. Storms come to distract us from reaching our divine destination. In Peter’s life, the storm came to stop him from getting to Jesus. Our attitudes when the pains, fear, sickness, defeat, rejection, etc come are important. We must maintain positive attitude in the midst of storms.
When David faced Goliath, he didn’t focus on the giant. His focus was on God. He saw God as a Supreme Being who has Power to deliver Goliath to him. Any time Satan attacks your family, business, happiness, etc, turn to Jesus. His strength will be your strength, and you will be able to put Satan where he belongs. Stop focussing on the storms, and start practicing the Word. Jesus said in Matthew 7 that ““Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.” Paul also said this “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Christ is our strength.
Storms are inevitable. They are weapons Satan uses to shift our focus from Jesus, so that he can attack. As a child of God, when you start to sink, cry for help. The bible says the Name of the Lord is a strong tower, Proverbs 18:10. You will find refuge there. In Hebrews 12:2, we are advised to fix our eyes on Jesus, who is the author and finisher of our faith. Jesus is bigger than cancer, diseases, fear, worry, etc. Don’t cry when Satan attacks your family, school, job, etc. Look to Jesus.
When Satan attacks with his weapons, faith is what you need. In Ephesians, we are told to use the shield of Faith to quench the fiery darts of the devil. Faith believes in advance what only makes sense in reverse. You must exercise your faith to see your victory in Christ.
Storms are not meant to stay forever. In Matthew 14:32. And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. When you find rest in Christ, every storm will die down.” When Christ is lifted above every situation, He works wonders in life. He must reign over every situation. Keep God the first place and He will take you to places you never imagined.
It is well.