Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. Without warning, a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!”
He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm.
The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!”
Matthew 8:23-27 (NIV)
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In recent weeks I have had to think about possible new directions for myself and my family next year, some of which may be fairly life changing. And I have to admit that rather than calmly praying and thinking through our options, I have been rather stressed and anxious about whether I will make a wise decision. These verses from the book of Matthew reminded me that God is all powerful and in control of everything. Like the disciples, I have been going crazy with worry and acting like one of little faith instead of turning to God for help. Do you find that sometimes you are like the disciples and that your reaction to the storms that sometimes threaten to engulf our lives is one of panic? May these verses help to remind you that our God is awesome and sovereign. May they prompt you to turn to Him in prayer in every situation.
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