The Calm after the Storm

I always say, “You can’t have a rainbow, without the rain.” That is probably, one of my favorite sayings, because you cannot truly appreciate the good without the bad. Suicide is a first world problem, and it MOSTLY happens with those who seem to have it all, and they are still missing something, or they lost it all. (There are other cases, when people have to face demons all alone, and it seems as though you have no one who can possibly understand you, ect.) Some of the richest people you will ever meet are those with nothing, and some of the most beautiful artwork, comes from those who have experienced the most pain. But at the end of the day, your fear of the storm, is determined by  your faith in Jesus. 

You can read about the storm in Mark 4:35-41 and Matthew 8:23-27, and this storm is so real in our lives, at least in mine. Once again, all it takes is a word, and the winds obey him. The storm was really just a distraction. In Mark, Jesus tells them, Let us pass over unto the other side. Then the storm comes, and it starts to fill the boat, the boat however, is still above the water, it is NOT starting to sink, but yet, the disciples are still scared, so much fear that they wake Jesus, and are basically like, dude what the heck? You said let us pass over to the other side, and now the boat is full of water, and you’re just over there sleep??? You better fix this Jesus… (yes that is my interpretation, I gave you the verses lol) Then Jesus, who I am sure is irritated because he was sleep, and they just woke him, I know I would be, asks them, “Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?” He is wondering why don’t you just believe what I told you, I didn’t tell you it was going to be a smooth ride, I told you we were going to cross to the other side. The point is, Jesus is God manifest in the flesh,John 1:1-14, and God cannot lie, Titus 1:2,tells you something, He won’t break his word. How much do you believe in that?

I know at times, I have my own issues with believing him, or looking for his word elsewhere, but at the end of the day, I have to stand firm on his word and his promises. When I do not, that is when I find myself standing on shaking ground, and I do not trust him enough that I will get to the other side, I will wake him, and he will calm the storm, and then I will trust him. I too am guilty of doubting God. We often want to put God in our box, in our limitations, when in reality, he is limitless, and when we follow his plan for our life, we become limitless also.

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