Have you ever experienced a loud thunderstorm?
The winds are howling.
The rain is pouring.
Lightning strikes as the thunder rolls.
It’s noisy and often disconcerting.
But then, the storm will pass, and a certain quiet will descend after the storm.
Often, we refer to this as the calm after the storm.
Let Jesus Speak Peace Into Your Life
Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion.
The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?”
He got up, rebuked the wind, and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!”
Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.
Mark 4:38-39, NIV
As the disciples were traveling with Jesus in a boat across a huge lake, a storm began to brew.
Jesus was sound asleep at the bottom of the boat. His disciples woke him up in sheer panic mode.
Calmly, Jesus spoke to the wind, and everything became completely calm.
In one moment, the storm dissipated, and everything was peaceful.
Perhaps today, you find yourself in a storm.
Something has blown into your life and is wreaking havoc on you.
Why not invite Jesus to speak peace over this issue?
If he is able to handle the weather, he can also handle your situation!
Make This Declaration of Faith:
I declare that God is able to calm storms.
My God is bigger than any storm I might be facing.
I am trusting him to calm this situation in my life and speak peace over it right now.
Prayer for More Faith:
Lord, thank you for your great power and might.
Thank you that you are able to quiet these winds and waves in my little world.
I ask you to take my situation and speak peace over it today.
I need your awesome touch in my life, God.
An Action Step You Can Take:
Take some time to write about whatever is troubling you.
Is there a relationship, a job situation, a class issue, a money problem, or someone or something else that is stealing your peace today?
Take a few minutes to journal about it.
Then, pray over this issue and ask God to calm your personal storm.
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