Mark 4:36=39 And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships. (37) And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full. (38) And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish? (39) And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
As I sit here and write these devotionals our state is preparing for a hurricane. That is practically all that they have talked about on the news all day and it brings back memories of Hurricane Katrina, exactly 7 years ago.
My wife and I sat in our car as it bounced up and down, shook and rattled for six hours. We were caught out in it and we watched as mighty oak trees were waving like willows. It was definitely a sight to see. Believe it or not we were actually calm during the storm. We knew that we were in God's hands and He was in control.
We survived the storm and made it home. We live in the center of the state, many miles from the coast and we never realized that the devastation of a Hurricane could come as far North as it did.
Just like in life, sometimes the storms catch us by surprise because when they hit it is like nothing we have ever experienced before.
We have many storms in our lives but one thing is for sure, Jesus can still control the storms.
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