Wow! What a storm we are all going through right now! It’s not just our own little individual storms. The whole world is in the same boat going through the same storm. We’re all in this together.
I’m reminded of another storm in Matthew 14:22-34. Jesus told His disciples to get into a boat and go ahead of Him to the other side of the lake while He went alone to pray. Later that night a storm arose and the boat was being beaten by strong winds and waves.
Shortly before dawn, Jesus went out to the boat walking on the waves. When the disciples saw Him they were afraid. Jesus assured them that it was He; therefore, calming their fears.
Peter, full of faith, wanted to walk on the water with Jesus and so he did. But when he took his eyes off Jesus and put them on the stormy waves, he began to sink.
Peter cried out to Jesus, “Save me!” Jesus reached out His hand and caught Peter. Then He said, “You of little faith, why did you dought?”
Jesus and Peter got into the boat, the wind died down, and the disciples worshiped Jesus saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.” Then they continued their journey to the other side of the lake.
We are all in the same boat going through the same storm and everything seems dark right now. Jesus is telling us we are going to make it to the other side together. He’s assuring us of His presence and who He is, calming our fears.
He’s inviting us to walk on the storms of life with Him, to trust Him, to keep our focus on Him.
When we keep our eyes on Jesus, we walk in victory above our circumstances with confidence in the One who is in control of all things. When we take our eyes off Jesus and put them on the storm we sink in fear; because we are putting faith in the storm rather than the One who can calm the storm.
However, when we begin to sink in fear, and we all do at times, we can cry out to Jesus to rescue us and He is right there to catch us and calm the storm inside us and give us His peace.
Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
During this Corona storm, Jesus wants us to know that truly He is the only one who can save us. Truly He is the only one that can calm the storms in our hearts and minds and give us peace that surpasses all understanding. Truly He is the only one who can get us to the other side of this storm victoriously. Truly He is the Son of God!
I’d like to encourage you today to keep your eyes on Jesus amid the storm. Amid the turbulent wind and waves of fear and dought beating your heart and mind.
You may ask, “How do I do that?”
Some things I do to keep my focus on Christ are to read and study His Word, the Bible, listen to worship music, read devotionals, pray, read Christian books, listen to sermons filled with the truth of God’s Word, talk to other believers for encouragement.
Yes, stay informed and take every precaution to avoid catching or spreading the Coronavirus. We need to do these things just out of love and respect for everyone around us.
But we can do all these things while keeping our eyes on Jesus, keeping our faith in Him as our source of help, strength, protection, peace, joy, provision, and victory.
Psalms 91:14-15 “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, ” I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With a long life, I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.”
God’s got this and He’s got you!
Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
If you would like to offer additional words of encouragement to others please comment below. Also, let’s remember to pray for one another, help one another, and be generous with our resources. God bless you!
Dear God, I know I am a sinner, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe Jesus Christ is Your Son. I believe that He died for my sin and that You raised Him to life. I want to trust Him as my Savior and follow Him as Lord, from this day forward. Guide my life and help me to do Your will through the power of Your Holy Spirit. I pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen.