From Pastor’s Thoughts: Jesus Calms My Storms – Part 2

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Jesus Calms My Storms

Part 2

Wednesday March 18th, 2020

As our country tries to control the spread of COVID-19, and while we may not be able to meet as a congregation for the next few weeks, we want to use our weekly devotionals to help connect with you and encourage you. Our word to you today is “Fear not! For God is with you.” We understand that you may have concerns, and like us, you may be disappointed we won’t be able to meet in person, but God’s presence is with you, and you are in our thoughts and prayers continually.

Last week, we started our devotional topic, Jesus calms my storms. This week we’re continuing our topic as it’s appropriate with what’s happening in our world today. Just as we are seeing in our world today with COVID-19, there was panic from the disciples as they were in the storm. In their fear they went to Jesus, “Lord, don’t you care that we are going to drown?” Do you feel that way right now? That you are in a storm and Jesus doesn’t care. I have good news for you. Just as He was with the disciples, Jesus is right there with you in the storm.

With three words, the storm ceased, “Peace, be still” (Mark 4:39). That’s all it took. That’s the power that Jesus possesses at His command to bring peace to any situation, calm to any storm, order to any chaos. Many times, when something goes wrong, we forget that Jesus is in control. It’s easier to believe that Jesus is in control when our lives are calm. But He’s equally in control in both situations.

While the world searches for answers, we have an anchor in the storm and an answer to the storm… Jesus! The foundation in our storm is Jesus who created the universe and is in control of everything. Life is tough, but our Jesus is tougher, and nothing takes Him by surprise! (Hebrews 13:5-6).

So, don’t be afraid. No matter what you are going through, Jesus is right there with you offering His peace. So just be still and call on His name.

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