As I was writing the DIG yesterday I had an interesting thought about Luke 8 v 24; what if the last seven words was about the disciples and not the wind and waves?
We all know He was talking about the elements of the storm but this would also be a good picture of how to behave while going through a storm.
The disciples were afraid and making stupid statements about the storm.
“We perish” is not an appropriate comment to make even in a storm.
Jesus had said they were going to the other side and now the disciples were speaking out against what Jesus had spoken.
The disciples were anything but calm, behaving irrationally and speaking out nonsense.
I would suggest that many of us behave like that in the storms of life.
A good policy in a storm would be to “cease and be calm”; cease being anxious, cease running about, cease believing that the worst was going to happen.
Being calm allows you to focus and think, to pray and to plan a strategy.
It is not a good strategy in a storm to run about like a headless chicken!
To “cease and be calm” is great advice if you are in a storm today.
Once you are calm and not thinking the worse you can turn your focus onto Jesus and onto what He has done and provided for you.
He has already provide a way out of the storm through His finished work on the cross, but you need to be calm and have clear thoughts to see this.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for the finished work of Jesus Christ, and thank you for bountiful provision for every storm in my life”.
Luke 8 v 24…..And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, master, we perish. Then he arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was calm