Calvary Chapel Pastor's Blog
Matthew 8:25-27 (ESV): 25 And they went and woke him, saying, "Save us, Lord; we are perishing." 26 And he said to them, "Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?" Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. 27 And the men marveled, saying, "What sort of man is this, that even winds and sea obey him?"
Nothing is beyond the authority of Jesus. Just as He can calm the wind and waves with His words, He too can calm the storms in your life through His Word. All we need is a little faith!
Jesus astonished the people because He spoke with such authority and power. He demonstrated just how much authority He had here by rebuking the wind and the waves on the sea of Galilee. What is more startling however is the rebuke of His disciples? They were overrun with fear and lacked faith in the sovereignty of God. When they awoke Him He rebuked them first then the wind and waves. Then they marveled for they knew at this moment that Jesus was Emmanuel, God with us.
Faith doesn't fear the seen but the unseen. When the storms of life happen it's not that we shouldn't run to Jesus but how we ought to run to Him. We should run to Him in faith, believing He has something in mind for the trial ahead. Don't make Him rebuke you. Trust Him first and then ask for His rescue knowing that He has the power and authority to speak over our situation and bring it into complete submission to Himself. Fear God and have faith in His plan and you won't ever be rebuke by Him, amen?
Father, we thank You for giving us reason to trust You. You are trustworthy in all things pertaining to life and death. Help us to trust You always and may we call upon You by faith and not fear. You are greater and You have a plan, may we surrender to it we pray in Jesus' name, amen.
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