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.
With all the weather satellites now and all the electronic media we are almost always able to prepare for the storms that hit us. Sadly that is not always true for the emotional and spiritual storms that come our way.
While there is no way to predict when the storms in our lives will come, we can be prepared for when they hit us unexpectedly. We can make sure that we are on board with Jesus. We can know that we can call on Him during the worst trials and turmoil of our life and He has the ability to say, "Peace, be still."
Sometimes we try to ride out the storms of life without calling on Jesus. Jesus is the only one who can give us real peace when the winds of despair pound us from every side.
Never hesitate to call on Jesus when you are facing an emotional or spiritual storm.
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