Rise Up! In the Midst of Life’s Storms

“They cried to the Lord in their trouble, and He delivered them from their distress. He made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed.” Psalm 107:28-29 ESV

By this time, you have probably figured out that life is not free of challenges. Difficulties and even tragedies are to be expected. As a matter of fact, Jesus told His disciples, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33 NIV)

Whenever you face a storm, your first urge may be to scream, “Why?” Certain storms do come into our lives because of our own sin, but many occur when we’re right in the middle of God’s will. We’re not doing anything wrong. We’re doing what God wants us to do. Certainly that was the case for the disciples. Jesus told them to get into the boat and row across the Sea of Galilee. They were obeying Jesus when they suddenly found themselves in a horrific storm. It was so bad they thought they would not survive. But they did. With Jesus’ help, they made it to shore.

Are you going through a difficult storm? Worried you are not going to make it? Jesus said to expect these storms. But there is good news—Jesus helps us through the storms. If we’ll Rise Up! And put our trust in Him.

Pastor Charles Mitchell

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