April 8, 2011
We experience storms frequently. You can be sure that there will always be storms in our everyday life. How will we respond to these circumstances? Will we trust or doubt?
Matthew 8:22-25 “One day he got into a boat with his disciples, and he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side of the lake.” So they set out, and as they sailed he fell asleep. And a windstorm came down on the lake, and they were filling with water and were in danger. And they went and woke him, saying, “Master, Master, we are perishing!” And he awoke and rebuked the wind and the raging waves, and they ceased, and there was a calm. He said to them, “Where is your faith?” And they were afraid, and they marveled, saying to one another, “Who then is this, that he commands even winds and water, and they obey him?”
The fact is we are nothing without Christ. We can’t even hold onto Him by ourselves. We must be willing to allow Him to carry us through the storm. He makes our faith stronger. He is that shepherd that “leads us beside still waters” and “restores” our “soul.”
He is the sun that is still there even though the clouds may cover up its light. From above both the sun and the Son are still shining down on us. Just like we cannot see the sun when the darkness comes, though we cannot see Him, He is still there. He has not stopped looking at us, for we are His sons and daughters. We are the sheep of His pasture, and the Good Shepherd will always take care of His sheep.
Isaiah 40:11 “He will tend his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs in his arms; he will carry them in his bosom, and gently lead those that are with young.”