Sunday, June 14, 2015

Where is your faith?

Luke 8:24-25a The disciples woke him up, shouting, "Master, Master, we're going to drown!" So Jesus rebuked the winds and the raging waves. The storm stopped and all was calm! Then he asked them, "Where is your faith?"

Where is your faith? It's easy to find your faith when everything is calm and going your way. It's easy to find your faith when you are surrounded by like-minded believers. It's easy to find your faith when you are excited by something new the Lord has done for you. It's easy to find your faith when you are in your comfort zone. But, where is your faith when things aren't going your way, when life gets stormy and scary? There are times in life like it was for the disciples out on the stormy sea when everything seems like you are drowning. You may find yourself in over your head financially and there doesn't seem to be any way out of your storm. Maybe things are really bad at home and they are falling apart at the seams. Maybe your job is on very shaky ground. Maybe your storm is healthy issues. Or, perhaps you find yourself in way over your head due to sinful choices and you are hanging on by a thread.

When life's storms overwhelm and overpower you, do like the disciples did. They went to the Lord and cried out to Him for help. They knew that without His help they had no hope. They didn't know what He could do, but they believed He could do something to help them. Jesus heard their cry and quickly rebuked their storm and immediately there was a calmness, a peace.

 Jesus may not calm your storm, but He will calm you if you cry out to Him. He may not make your storm go away, but He will show you a way through it. He may not do just what you want Him to do, but He will work things out for your good in a way that glorifies Him.

Where is your faith? Do you believe Jesus can help you through your stormy life? Do you have enough faith in the Lord to trust Him to help you? Call out to Him today and you will find the peace of the Lord to see you through. Call out to Him and He will calm you and it will be good.

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