Matthew 8:27” He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he gets up and rebukes the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm.” Peering through the pages of the New Testament Jesus, the master teacher gives his disciples, and future generations of disciples, a picturesque lesson on having the peace of God. No matter what storm Satan will throw at you.
The disciples in the boat frantically wake Jesus up,” Lord we are perishing and this boat is filling with water DO YOU NOT CARE ABOUT US?” Can you hear a scared flock of sheep screaming to God in prayer, yelling the same question as the storms of life assault them at their front door? Do you hear God’s answer? “You of little faith have I delivered you out of so many storms and kept you in my peace that you still cry to me in such fear.” Isaiah 26:3 “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusts in thee.” And in Psalm 46:10 we read, “Be still, and know that I am God.”
Jesus immediately springs up and commands the storm to be still and instantly the waves cease, the clouds clear; the sea becomes as clear and placid as glass. Jesus was able to speak with such authority because, his mind was steadfast on the power of God’s peace, and in doing so he was able to achieve such dramatic results. The Lord invites us to walk in his peace and do the greater works he said we would do.
The Lord wants us to stay in his peace in all stormy circumstances; we can achieve this by staying in his presence and his word. Keeping his commands in our line of sight and meditating on his word and staying in the secret place of his presence will multiply his peace within our hearts. We can walk in such supernatural peace that no matter what adverse circumstances cross our path we can walk on top of the storms instead of being swept under them. So brothers and sisters in Christ, let’s get out there and start speaking to those storms!
Greg, great article. You and I had the same train of thought for today. It must be a God thing!
Sounds like the Lord wants the message known. Thanks for your nice review.