“So when they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and drawing near the boat; and they were afraid” But He said to them, “It is I; do not be afraid.” (John 6:19-20)
How Does God Help in Your storm?
1. Jesus is aware of what’s going on.
He isn’t distracted with other things—He knows what you’re going through. He never takes His eyes from you.
2. Understand Jesus is the great “I AM.”
There is nothing going on that’s beyond His knowledge or His power. See Him walking on the water, coming to you.
3. God’s providence is over it all.
You are governed by His providence and guarded by His power. You can’t drown with your head above water. The storm that looks like it’s over your head is already under His feet. Ephesians 2:6 tells us we are seated in heavenly places with the Lord Jesus Christ. In the spiritual realm, you are already safely seated with Him.
4. There are two kinds of storms.
Those of you who’ve walked a long time with the Lord, when did you grow the most? When everything was fine? When there was smooth sailing? Or when the storm came?
Did you not grow more in the storm, when you were crowded to Christ, and when you had to call upon Him? You were growing by His plan.
If you’re not in a storm at the moment, save this for later, for as sure as God made little green apples, one will come.
In this world we encounter tribulation, and it’s growing more, not less, intense. Where is Jesus? He has overcome the world. That’s what He’s telling you and me.
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