Friday, December 9, 2011

Love’s In The Storm

Matthew 8:23-24 Then Jesus got into the boat and started across the lake with his disciples. Suddenly, a fierce storm struck the lake. (NLT)

I’ve heard it before. Follow Jesus and….You will always have enough money, he’ll give you a new car-or a new house, your children will never take a wrong road, you’ll have continual good health, your spouse will never leave, and miracle after miracle will hound you. “Give a thousand dollars to this ministry and you’ll get that new television.” Yada, yada, yada. If the above is true, I must be following the wrong person. I’m convinced I’m not, but I could follow the right person with a wrong philosophy. The disciples faced a storm with Jesus in the boat, so following him doesn’t guarantee the absence of difficulties, tragedies, disease or ravaging life storms. Comfort comes from realizing that while God might not deliver us from the storms, he will ride them out with us. And when he’s in the boat, there’s no room for fear, anxiety or worry.