Focus on God, Don't Worry About the Storm
“Then Jesus got into the boat and started across the lake with his disciples. Suddenly, a fierce storm struck the lake, with waves breaking into the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke him up, shouting, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!”
Jesus responded, “Why are you afraid? You have so little faith!” Then he got up and rebuked the wind and waves, and suddenly there was a great calm.
The disciples were amazed. “Who is this man?” they asked. “Even the winds and waves obey him!” ~Matthew 8:23-27
Have I told you that I’m afraid of water? To say that I’m merely afraid would be an understatement. The truth is, I’m petrified. I can certainly sympathize with the disciples in this instance.
There is a storm raging in our world today. It’s gotten closer and closer until it’s right at our door. It’s easy to look at the storm around us and be afraid. When we do that, we forget that God is in control. At any moment He can rebuke the storm and it will be still.
Where is our focus? Is it on the circumstances around us, or is it on the God who is in control of those circumstances? Remember, no matter what the storm, you are still in His hands.