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  • Writer's pictureKarin Thompson


Jesus Calms the Storm – Luke 8:22-25 (NIV)

One day Jesus said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side of the lake.” So, they got into a boat and set out. As they sailed, he fell asleep. A squall came down on the lake so that the boat was being swamped, and they were in great danger.

The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!”

He got up and rebuked the wind and the raging waters; the storm subsided, and all was calm. “Where is your faith?” he asked his disciples.

In fear and amazement, they asked one another, “Who is this? He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him.”

When you are in a storm in your life, you are not alone. Jesus doesn’t say to you that He would meet you on the other side; no, he goes with you through the storm to the other side.

He takes your hand, guides and directs you, till you get safely to the other side. Even when he was asleep in the boat, he was still in the storm with the disciples, yes, but he was asleep because he was at peace, but when the storm became too much for the disciples, he dealt with it. He helped them to get out of the storm.

No matter what you are facing today, what situation you find yourself in you are not alone; you are never, ever alone. Jesus never ever leaves your side. He is your constant companion even if you don’t recognize it. Once you invite Jesus into your heart, His Spirit stays with you always. If you will allow His Spirit to lead you, you will get insight into the storms of your life and get direction how to get out of them. Become aware of His continual presence and allow it to comfort you and direct your life.

Fear shows forgetfulness of who God is.

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