And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him. And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep. And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish. And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him! (Matthew 8:23-27)
Today’s Morsel: About two years ago, I read an article that the North Korean President told his weather forecasters that the next time they got the weather reporting wrong that he would have them killed. The Bible says, Jesus and His disciples entered into a ship and when they were in the sea and Jesus was in the hinder part of the ship asleep, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves. His disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish. And He said unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then He arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. Sometimes, even when we are doing the will of God and following Jesus, there are going to be unexpected storms in our life. Things are going to happen that we were not expecting to take place. Some of these storms, like the disciples, are going to cause us to feel as though we are going to perish. Yet this story is about maintaining our faith in the storms of life. If Satan can shake your faith in the storm, he’ll shake your faith in distress. So settle it now in your heart, that you won’t lose faith in the storms when they come.
Sing: There’s a storm out on the ocean and it’s moving this away, if your soul's not anchored in Jesus, you will surely drift away.
Thought For Today: Settle it now in your heart, that you won’t lose faith in the storm (Parker).