“But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.” – Matthew 14:24
A little back drop of the text. Jesus disciples obeyed orders that lead them to a storm. The Word of God reads in Matthew 14:22, “And straightaway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while He sent the multitudes away.” The disciples were simply being obedient to Christ. The disciples were not traveling aimlessly when they encountered the storm. They were headed to their destination, Gennesaret, to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. So, while they were in obedience and headed to their assignment, they encountered contrary winds.
Jesus Came To Them In The Storm
“And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.” – Matthew 14:25
Jesus did not wait for His disciples to make it to Gennesaret to meet them. Jesus met His disciples in the middle of the storm. Never forget that God is always with you in your storm. God is not afraid to get a little wet with you in your storm. A storm is simply a testing of faith to see if your ready for your next assignment. Why? Assignments require faith therefore your faith must be tested.
Jesus Will Catch You Before You Drown
“And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? – Matthew 14:31
This text is so beautiful because it says, “immediately Jesus stretched out his hand.” God loves us so much that He refuses to waste time to save us. If you are in a middle of the storm because of obedience or because you faith walked on water, DO NOT GIVE UP! The winds are contrary because it is a testing of faith, DO NOT GIVE UP! The storm will cease and you be reminded that Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior is with you always.
– Diamond ❤
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