Storms of Life

panhandle-1I am not comfortable talking about storms because they are unfriendly; they cause pains, fear, worries, etc. I have seen how storms killed many, destroyed properties, changed lives from good to bad.

In Matthew 14, Peter asked Jesus that “if it is you, tell me to you on the water”. Jesus responded “Come”. Peter walked on the water and went toward Jesus. This means that God has enabled us to do extraordinary things on earth. Peter walked on the water But he started to sink when his heart was swept away by the Storm.

When His focus was on Jesus, all was well. However, when his focus shifted to the Storm he was afraid and started going down.

Storms refer to the negative situations, fear, disappointments, challenges, etc that come our way. They refer to sicknesses, double mindedness, pains, addictions, rejections, etc that Satan throws at us each day. Storms come to distract us from reaching our divine destination. In Peter’s life, the storm came to stop him from getting to Jesus. 

Your attitude in the midst of storms is very important as it determines whether you are going to survive or sink. It is therefore necessary to  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 the only One who has Power to deliver Goliath to him. In the end, David defeated Goliath with less equipment.  Friend when the enemy 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 focusing on the storms, and start practicing the Word of God says. 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.” 

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. Psalm 34:17 says The righteous cry, and the LORD hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles. 

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. Someone once said 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 destroy us, neither do they come to stay forever. When Jesus and Peter climbed into the boat according to Matthew 14,  the wind died down. This means that when you find rest in Christ, every storm will die down. When Christ is lifted above every situation, He works wonders in life.

Say this:

Jesus, You are greater than every situation that I am going through. I need you to save me now Jesus!

I thank you for taking control over my life. Amen!

Jesus Reigns!

It is well.


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