Jesus gave his disciples a directive, “Let’s got to the other side.”
But then a storm arose.
Did the storm change Jesus’ mind?
Did the storm change the directive?
Did Jesus not consider the storm when he gave the directive?
Was Jesus cruel to send His disciples into a storm?
No. No. No. No.
Have you ever experienced this? God gave you a directive or a promise, you began walking towards it and BAM! A storm arose. The storm was fierce. You panic. You don’t think you can get through it. You question the promise. You question your ability to hear from God. You question if God cares about you. You question if He has abandoned you.
Let me remind you of some very important truths that we often forget when the storm rages.
Jesus’ promises are all yes and amen!
Jesus is in the boat with you.
When God gives you a promise there is power concealed within it to see it come to pass.
Greater is He that is within you than the storm that rages around you.
In this life, we will have storms, but Jesus has overcome every storm, every obstacle, every pandemic.
Storms are temporary.
Friends, go back to the beginning of 2020. Remember the hope you had for this year. Remember what God spoke to you. Remember the promise God gave you. He told you to go to the other side but The storm, the pandemic arose.
Jesus is in your boat. You will survive this season. You will get to the other side. You will see your promise fulfill. On the other side you will marvel at the goodness of God.
This pandemic is temporary. His truth is everlasting.
“Suddenly, a violent storm arose on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves — but Jesus kept sleeping. So the disciples came and woke him up, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to die!” He said to them, “Why are you afraid, you of little faith?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm.” Matthew 8:24-26 CSB