And a great windstorm arose, and the
waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was already filling. But He
was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke Him and said to Him,
“Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” And He awoke and rebuked the
wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was
a great calm.
A young evangelist was visiting America from
another country. While here, he went to talk
to a pastor because his family was going through a storm. His wife suffered with debilitating physical
ailments, so much so that the young evangelist feared he would have to leave his
ministry. The pastor read to the young
preacher the passage about Jesus in the storm.
Then he encouraged him: “Your
boat will not sink, and the storm will not last forever.”
A few months later, the pastor saw the young man
again, and asked him how things were going.
"Not much better. My wife can't breathe. She has trouble taking care of the
children. But we know two things are
true: the boat will not sink, and the storm won't last forever."
More months had passed when the pastor
received in the mail a joyful update. A doctor had discovered a minor nutritional deficiency
in the wife's diet, that when taken care of had relieved her of all signs of
illness. She was now in glorious,
radiant health! At the bottom of that note, the young man had
written, "The boat will not sink, and the storm will not last
Psalm 4:8, says,
"In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety." The time will come when the Lord will say to
your storm, "Peace, be still." He will say it in His own time, and according
to His own terms. But rest assured, He
will say it. The boat will not
sink. The storm will not last forever. His peace will overwhelm your storm.
Have a great day, and
keep moving forward!
Posted on 12/11/2014
by Dr. Stephen Rummage filed under