When Storms Come Into Our Lives

  • Storms come even when we are in God’s will.
  • Matthew 14:22-33 tells us that Jesus placed His disciples out in the boat, and He knew it would be stormy.
  • God sometimes sends us into situations that are out of our control.
  • In every storm, God has a particular reason.  Some storms He sends, some he allows, and some we create.
  • There are correctional storms and perfectional storms.  These storms and our reactions to them can also do His work in other peoples’ lives as well.
  • In the midst of storms, we often forget how the Lord has blessed us.
  • See Matthew 9:18,27.
  • This is why it is very important to record what God is doing in your life!
  • Christ is aware of our storms.
  • Mark 6 – Jesus saw them through the storm.
  • Because He knows, He is in absolute control.
  • Christ meets us in every storm.
  • Every place is in His presence.
  • He doesn’t always come when we want Him to.
  • We are most valuable to God when we come to Him in utter obedience and humility.
  • He comes when He can accomplish His purpose, when His time is right.
  • Sometimes He is right beside us in storms and we don’t see Him because we don’t expect Him to come in that way.
  • There is always some word of encouragement through the Scripture or other Christians.
  • He always gives us a sense of direction.
  • To shorten the storm, we should do exactly what he wants us to do.
  • Are we totally committed to Him, without exception?
  • If something came to your mind, then you are not being obedient.  This prolongs your storms.
  • In the presence of Christ, you can do things that you cannot otherwise do.
  • The key is being aware that Christ is in us, and trusting Him to guide us.
  • In the storms, keep your focus on Christ.
  • Jesus didn’t stop the storm.
  • He will bring you through the storm.

Dr. Charles Stanley

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