In the gospel of Luke, chapter 8:22-25, we read where Jesus and his disciples set out across the sea heading for Gadarenes. As they sailed, Jesus soon fell asleep. Suddenly, a large storm came upon the lake and the boat was swamped as it was being battered by the wind and high waves. The disciples cried out saying, “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!” Jesus got up and with a word, he calmed the winds and the waves and then said to the disciples, “Where is your faith?”
These four words are a challenge for us even today. In the course of all that we do, there is going to be struggles and strife as we face financial difficulties, marriage failures, health problems, family concerns and heartaches of every kind. Can Jesus do anything about the pain we are experiencing as we cry out in despair, “Master, Master, I need you to help me now before I drown in my own tears!”
The truth is that Jesus is close to the brokenhearted. He is with you in every storm even though you can’t see him or feel his presence. He gave us his promise that he would never leave us. He died to pay the price for us to live life abundantly despite what is overwhelming our day. The wind and the waves of our problems are no match for the Master of the wind, and the ruler over the waves. He knows the difficulty that you are in and he knows how to rescue you and bring you through it. The fear that is gripping your heart is only a lie given by the enemy to hold you in bondage and keep you from experiencing the joy that God has set before you.
So where is your faith? Are you letting a trial or circumstance decide your day? Have you turned your hope over to the enemy instead of trusting in your God? Your faith in the bad times must be exactly where it is in the good times for Christ is in control of both!
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