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Watch Troy Black's Christian Video for Youth: Meeting Jesus in the Storm. In Matthew 14, Jesus' disciples were facing a storm that they thought might claim their lives. But verse 25 says, "Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake." Jesus met them where they were, in the middle of the raging sea. If you are facing a storm, cry out to Jesus. He met His disciples when they needed Him most and He will meet you right now if you simply ask.
Steven Furtick - Watch Sermon: Surviving A Storm
Consult your faith before your feelings.
In “Surviving A Storm,” we learn that the key to standing tall in the midst of a storm is leaning on Christ who never wavers
Joseph Prince (December-01-2022) Daily Devotional: When the Storms of Life Rage
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1
Storms of life. You know them well. They overwhelm you. Wave after wave of relentless battering that knocks you off your feet till you don’t know which side is up. Till every ounce of energy is used up and you feel so weak, abandoned, and lonely. Perhaps you’re caught in one of life’s storms right now.
When the disciples of Jesus were out at sea, caught in a turbulent tempest and tossed by the waves, who came to them in their darkest hour? It was Jesus Himself (Matt. 14:22–33). Jesus came in style, walking on the raging waters. The loving Savior came to them at their exact point of need to rescue them.
What does this tell you? That He is above the storms. He walks above—He is greater than—every adversity and opposition that you may be facing right now, and He comes to you to rescue you!
With the billowing waves beneath His feet, His first words to His disciples were, “Don’t be afraid. Take courage. I am here!” (Matt. 14:27 NLT). What comfort those words must have brought to the disciples who were exhausted and shaking with fear for their lives.
My friend, when the storms of life rage, don’t go by what you see and hear all around you. Don’t go by your negative feelings and emotions. Live by the truth of God’s Word, which encourages you to “be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic . . . For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you” (Deut. 31:6 NLT).
Our God is a personal and loving God who is with you in your boat right in the midst of the howling storm. He knows how to lead you to victory every time. He cannot fail you!
Joel Osteen (April-30-2021) Daily Devotion: Still Standing after the Storm.
TODAY'S SCRIPTURE: “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.” Matthew 7:24, NIV
TODAY'S WORD: The Scripture says, “Your Father sends rain on the just and on the unjust.” Being a person of faith doesn’t exempt you from difficulties. Jesus told a parable about a wise man who built his house on a rock. This man honored God. Another man foolishly built his house on the sand. He didn’t honor God. Then the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on the houses of both the just and the unjust. But after the storm was over, the house built on the rock was still standing. The house built on the sand was completely ruined.
You may get knocked down and go through some dark, stormy times, but that’s just a part of life. It rains on everybody. The difference is that when you honor God, when you stay in faith, you have God’s promise that when the storm clears, you won’t be the victim; you’ll be the victor. You’ll still be standing.
PRAYER FOR TODAY: “Father, thank You that my life can be built on the rock that You are, and I can live to honor You. Thank You for Your promise that no matter what comes my way, when the storm is over, I’ll still be standing. I believe that You will bring me through. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”
Daily Devotional (February-18-2023) Five Things to Do in a Storm
“But when [Peter] saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, ‘Lord, save me!’” - Matthew 14:30 (NIV)
When you’re going through a storm, God is not distant or uninvolved. He is with you, and he is working in your life for your good.
If you feel like you’re sinking in a storm, here are five things God wants you to do:
Have courage, because Jesus is with you.
Don’t ever argue with a fear. Just tell it where to go! Tell it to go talk to Jesus.
Take a risk in faith.
Don’t ask God to bless what you are doing. Instead, do what God is blessing. Ask him what he wants you to do, and then be willing to do it with him.
Stay focused on Jesus.
The moment you take your eyes off the Lord, you’re going under. Matthew 14:30 says, “But when [Peter] saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, ‘Lord, save me!’” (NIV). If you focus on the wind and the waves—your circumstances—you’re going to sink, just like Peter.
You don’t need great faith to make it through the storm in your life. You just need faith in the right person—Jesus Christ.
Even in the storm, even when you feel like you’re sinking, even when you’re scared to death—praise him all the time. Thank God in the middle of the storm.
What storm is scaring you right now? What storm is sinking you? Why do you think God is letting you go through this storm?
He’s letting you go through this storm for the same reasons he sent the disciples into the storm. He wants you to know: “I’m all you need. I can handle anything. And I’ll come walking on the very thing that scares you the most. I’m not asking you to come to me. I’m going to come to you.”
If you feel like you’re sinking today, don’t fear. Just call out to Jesus. You’ll find he’s with you.
Talk It Over
- What storm do you need to turn over to Jesus today?
- How have you grown in your understanding of God because of a past storm in your life?
- What can you do to limit the distractions that keep you from focusing on God?
Daily Devotional (February-17-2023) Jesus Comes to You in Your Storm
“About three o’clock in the morning Jesus came toward them, walking on the water.” - Mark 6:48 (NLT)
Have you ever had a storm blow your life off course?
In Mark 6, Jesus sent the disciples ahead of him to Bethsaida while he went off by himself to pray. It wasn’t a long trip by boat, but they were blown off course by a storm. When Jesus saw them struggling against the wind in the middle of the lake, he came to their aid.
Does your life feel like the disciples’ today?
Maybe you had no intention of being where you are in your job, your marriage, or your finances. You’ve been blown off course by situations you couldn’t control. You feel like you should be at your original destination by now, but at this point you’ve given up hope of getting there. You just want to get back to safety.
Or perhaps you had big dreams for your life that you gave up on a long time ago. You’re not even worried about progress anymore. You’re just wondering, “Can I survive?”
What does Jesus do when you’re at your moment of desperation? Mark 6:48 says, “About three o’clock in the morning Jesus came toward them, walking on the water” (NLT). Notice that he didn’t tell the disciples to come to him. He knew they couldn’t get to him. So he went to them instead. The same is true for you. When you’re at your point of desperation, Jesus comes to you!
I love the fact that Jesus did not stand on the shore and shout instructions. When you’re in a storm, you don’t need advice. You need a miracle! You need somebody to show up, and that’s what Jesus did. He intervened in the disciples’ storm.
This is the Gospel: God doesn’t stand on the shoreline telling you what to do; instead, he comes out and meets you in your own storm—in your pain, fear, depression, and discouragement. He comes to you. What a God!
You may feel abandoned right now, but you’re not. The Bible says in John 14:18, “I will not abandon you or leave you as orphans in the storm—I will come to you” (TLB). You can count on it!
Talk It Over
- How does this story of how Jesus came to the disciples in the storm change or reinforce your view of the Gospel?
- Think of a time in your life when you felt desperate. How did God come to you?
- Who in your life needs God to intervene in a desperate situation? How can you pray for and support that person?
Daily Devotional (July-04) The Storms may come
Mark 4: 37- 41 - “And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full. 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? 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. And he said unto them, why are ye so fearful? How is it that ye have no faith? And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, what manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?” Amen.
We are again here today to tell you that, you are wonderfully created for kingdom Glory. It is not a mistake that you are existing. It is not an error that you found yourself in this world. Our God is a Glorious God and you are a prove of His perfect Will. Amen.
Our Lord Jesus and his disciples were at a point crossing the sea to the other side in the evening and the Bible said, there arose a great storm of wind against them. This storm of wind was so great that, even Peter and the others who were great fishermen and had face storms of wind could not stop it with their experience. But Our Lord Jesus Christ was also in that same ship sleeping and feeling very comfortable. The people finally started looking for Him and after waking Him up from sleep, they said to him, " Master carest not thou that we perish. They said, master, do you not care that we perish.
This is what we do when troubles come our way. We say a lot of things. We use a lot of the wrong words. We author from our mouths words that does not bring life. People of God, as for the problems, you cannot put an end to them because, they will always come to you. Problems do not come to overcome us. Problems may plant in us pain. It may give us pain but the end of every pain for them that are in Christ is Glorious. The storms may come, the wind may be strong, and that is to say, the problems may come from all directions.
The disciples began to think of perishing when the problem came but the Lord was sleeping. Beloved, I have come to tell you that, when you are able to take a stand in the Lord and say peace be still, it shall be so because, the Bible said, in all things we are more than conquerors through christ who strengtheneth us. The storms may come but at the name of Jesus, they will flee in all directions. It does not matter what I face. Jesus Christ is my focus. Just as they came, so will I conquer them. The Bible said, as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he. The disciples thought of perishing and therefore, they were perishing but our Lord knew he was an overcomer therefore he was asleep and feeling comfortable. A problem has never overcome a man if he did not allow it to happen. Your words, your thoughts, your reaction to problems determine your end in that problem.
PRAYER: Thank you Dear Lord that in all things, I am more than a conqueror. The storms of life may come but the peace of God will prevail in my life. I ask Dear Lord that you grant me rest when all other things are shaking in my life. Thank you for answered prayers in Jesus mighty name. Amen
Have a good day remembering that, problems will give you pain but, they will always be to strengthen you and to give you the end you deserve. This end is always full of glory.
Joel Osteen (December-10-2021) Today's Word: Through the Storm
Today’s Scripture: Mark 4:40, NLT - Then he asked them, "Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?"
Today’s Word: In Mark 4, Jesus said to His disciples, "Let's go to the other side of the lake," but along the way they were caught in a furious night storm. The winds were so strong that the disciples thought the boat was going to capsize, so they woke Jesus up. He rebuked the storm, and everything calmed down.
When we're in a storm, we often get upset and panic as the disciples did. "God, You have to help! This medical report is bad. My finances aren't making it. My relationship is falling apart." Quit being upset and losing sleep over your troubles. God knew there would be a storm before He told the disciples to go over the lake. When He puts a promise in your heart, all the forces of darkness cannot stop Him from getting you there. God is not ignoring your prayers. You don't have to wake Him up. He's teaching you to have faith in the middle of the storm.
Prayer for Today: "Father, thank You that You are not just the God of the start of my storm, not just the God of my finish, but You're also the God of the middle. Thank You that You are here to protect me and provide for me. I believe You will still my storms. In Jesus' Name, Amen."
Jesse & Cathy Duplantis - Watch Sermon: The Storm May Blow…But The Faith Walk Continues!
Are the STORMS of this year shaking your faith?
In this Boardroom Chat, Jesse and Cathy teach how to stand firm on the Word of God and ride the BIG wave of blessing!
John and Matt Hagee Sermon: STORM PROOF. Do you want to know how to live a Storm Proof life? Join us for this powerful teaching of the Word of God from Pastor John and Matt Hagee. Send us your prayer requests and comments. Be blessed!