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Jesus, Calm the Storm

But soon a fierce storm came down on the lake.
The boat was filling with water, and they were in real danger.
The disciples went and woke him up, shouting,
“Master, Master, we’re going to drown!”
When Jesus woke up, he rebuked the wind and the raging waves.
Suddenly the storm stopped and all was calm.
Then he asked them, “Where is your faith?”
Luke 8:22-24

Crossing a lake was just an ordinary event back then, as common as taking a trip to the mall today.

But on the way to the mall, we hit black ice. The car spins around and around, crossing the median, facing a wall of cars and trucks coming right at us.

Storms come—financial setbacks, family conflicts, extremely difficult decisions, car wrecks, and other calamities.

Suddenly!

Our world turns upside down, life spins out of control.

But it’s not the storm around us that gets to us. It’s the inner storm: Fear. Worry. What will happen to me? What will happen to my family?

The inner storm wants to toss, batter, and sink us. Where is Jesus now?

He’s not worried.

The mind says, “If I’m worried, everyone needs to worry.”

But God’s not worried.

Then whisper or cry out, “Jesus, help me.”

Jesus responds “I wondered when you would ask.”

All is calm.

Jesus, calm the storm in my mind. If I must face calamity, give me your peace.

Phillip

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