Are The Storms Of Life Raging

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1

It’s absolutely paramount that we as believers respond in the Biblical way to the storms of life when they come. When the storms of life rage, refuse to focus on what you see and hear in the natural. Refuse to go by your negative feelings and emotions. We are faith people which means we live by the truth of God’s Word, which encourages you to “be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid and do not panic, For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you” (Deut. 31:6 NLT).

Notice that this verse says that the Lord will go ahead of you. He goes ahead to make way for you to overcome each obstacle, hindrance, adversity or opposition that you might face. Hallelujah. Such awesome news to know. We’ve all heard talk of the storms of life. We all know of them personally. At times they actually overwhelm us. Wave after wave that keeps coming that knocks you off your feet till you don’t know which way to turn.

It seems like every ounce of energy is used up and you feel so weak, abandoned, and left all by yourself. Maybe you’re caught in one of life’s storms right now. When the disciples of Jesus were out at sea, caught in a turbulent storm and tossed by the waves, WHO was it that came to them in their darkest hour? It was Jesus Himself (Matt. 14:22-33). Jesus came to them walking on the raging waters. The loving Savior came to them at their
EXACT POINT OF NEED to rescue them.

Now, this should tell us something very important that can be of such a great help and source of encouragement. This tells us that He is ABOVE the storms. He walks above, He is GREATER than every adversity and opposition that you may be facing right now, and He has come to RESCUE you. Notice also that with the waves beneath His feet, His first words to His disciples were,

“DON’T BE AFRAID. Take courage. I AM HERE” (Matt. 14:27 NLT).
What comfort those words must have brought to the disciples who were exhausted and shaking with fear for their lives. Let’s learn from the disciple’s experience and walk by faith and refusing to go by what you see and hear all around you. Don’t judge your situation by your negative feelings and emotions. Be strong and courageous without fear and panic. God is a personal and loving God who is with you in your boat right in the middle of the raging storm. He knows how to lead you to victory every time. He cannot which means He will never fail YOU.

He will ALWAYS bring us through to total victory. PTL