Storms are on the horizon.
Here's the first step to calm them.
In Orlando, summer means more tourists, humid weather, tons of traffic, and long lines for each attraction park.
It also means hurricanes, thunder storms, and high winds. Isn’t life like that?
We enjoy attractions in life, but the storms come to disrupt our peace, the winds of uncertainty blow, and we’re left wondering when calmness will reign again.
And it reigns again but only when God’s mercy first calms the storm that rage inside us. The winds of worry, of fear, and anxiety. The same emotions that rumbled inside the disciples.
Then he [Jesus] got into the boat and his disciples followed him. Without warning, a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We're going to drown!”
He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm. (Matthew 8:23-25)
Did you read the important step they took? They first followed Jesus. Following Him was the first step and the first action plan.
To bring peace back, we gotta do that, too. To conquer the storms, we have to follow Him first. To calm our heart, we have to take steps toward Him first.
When we follow Him, storms may rage but Jesus will speak. Winds will cease. Waves will stop. Fear will vanish and the sunshine of hope will appear.
If your storm is in full force right now, I pray you invite Jesus into your boat, into your problem, and into your heart.