The one who controls the storm…

Posted: January 28, 2015 in devotionals
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Riding a fast craft to Ormoc City, we experienced being in a low pressure area of some sorts. This means, the fast craft was bobbing up and down and the passengers were literally vomitting their stomach’s content into the boat’s floor. We could see the waves hit the boat, and it was an intense moment, something to think of if we are ever gonna reach the shore.

What would you do if you were in a stormy situation?

Here I am with two of my mentors, the Tallo Couple, we passed by the bridges of Mactan and we went through a stormy gale. :)

Here I am with two of my mentors, the Tallo Couple, we passed by the bridges of Mactan and we went through a stormy gale. 🙂

Read Matthew 8:23-27

Here are some observations I have in today’s devotional.

#1 We are no different from the disciples.

We may say we have faith in God but when the storm comes, we would resort to doing our own thing and asking God in the end, instead of the beginning, for help. We do not have the faith that God would really rescue us until we come to a point of nothingness (or having no other option) but God.

#2 Jesus has power over the weather, particularly, the storm.

Only God has control over weather. This incident showed Jesus is indeed, God, because he has power over the winds and the sea. No mere mortal can control the storm. Jesus isn’t an extraordinary person. He is God. I remember people praying that a storm be diverted from Cebu (the island in the Philippines where I reside). When the storm shifted it’s course, people were thanking everything else, forgetting who has control over the weather.

So what does this have to do with us?

#3 We should put God first.

Instead of going to God when there’s no other option, we should prioritize Him first. Learn to ask for help at the beginning. The more helpless we see ourselves, the more we see our need for God.

#4 Jesus is the only one who can calm the storm.

Whatever situation we have, we can trust that Jesus can calm it if he wants to. But if he doesn’t, trust that He is with us throughout the storm.

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