Sunday, May 20, 2018

May 20

The whole state of Florida is a soggy swamp right now because of all the rain and thunderstorms we’ve been getting. It just so happens that the next scripture in my daily reading is about Jesus calming the storm. This is one of my favorite stories because it reminds me that I’m not alone in my boat. When everything feels chaotic, sometimes it will get to you. No one knows what you are dealing with that causes your boat to rock or how powerful the storm is that is making you feel flooded or overwhelmed. There are well meaning people that may be bringing a funnel cloud with them, not realizing that your boat is taking on water. If you are feeling this way, it might be time for you to wake up Jesus and let Him calm that storm. He might rebuke you saying ‘where is your faith,’ but that may be all you need to hear to bring you back into His peace. Don’t let today’s trouble get to you. Ask yourself this, “Will this have an effect on my eternity?” When you hear the answer, take a deep breath and smile.

And they went and woke him, saying, “Save us, Lord; we are perishing.” And he said to them, “Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?” Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. Matthew 8:25-26

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