𝑨𝒏𝒅 𝒂 𝒈𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕 𝒘𝒊𝒏𝒅𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒓𝒎 𝒂𝒓𝒐𝒔𝒆, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒂𝒗𝒆𝒔 𝒃𝒆𝒂𝒕 𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒃𝒐𝒂𝒕, 𝒔𝒐 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒊𝒕 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒂𝒍𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒅𝒚 𝒇𝒊𝒍𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒈.
When I read these verses, I think about the storms in God’s will. Jesus and His disciples were in the perfect will of the Father going towards Gadarenes, yet a fierce storm of hurricane proportions came against their God given assignment. ʟɪsᴛᴇɴ ᴀɴᴅ ᴜɴᴅᴇʀsᴛᴀɴᴅ, ᴛʜᴇʀᴇ ᴡɪʟʟ ʙᴇ ᴄʜᴀʟʟᴇɴɢᴇs ɪɴ ɢᴏᴅ’s ᴡɪʟʟ. There will arise storms that will try to stop you from coming closer to God and from doing whatever God wants you to do.
𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐬, 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐢𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐬 – 𝐪𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐆𝐨𝐝, 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐫𝐲 𝐚𝐭 𝐆𝐨𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐚𝐬 𝐢𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐮𝐩 𝐨𝐧 𝐆𝐨𝐝. What did Jesus do? You know, Jesus wasn’t surprised at the storms, in fact he was surprised at the behavior of the disciples. The disciples, when they saw the fierce winds, they let go of the words of Jesus. 𝘽𝙪𝙩 𝙅𝙚𝙨𝙪𝙨 𝙝𝙚𝙡𝙙 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙢𝙡𝙮 𝙩𝙤 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙙𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙡𝙤𝙫𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙃𝙞𝙨 𝙁𝙖𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧. The Bible says, Jesus rebuked the winds and said to the waves, ‘Peace, be still’ and there was a great calm. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘍𝘢𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳’𝘴 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘮𝘢𝘥𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘫𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘦𝘺 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘱 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘥𝘦𝘢𝘭 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘯𝘨𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘫𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘦𝘺 𝘵𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯.
Just because you are facing a challenge doesn’t mean God is responsible for that storm, you need to hold on to God’s word to you, hold on to God’s love for you and take your authority in the name of Jesus and rebuke the winds and the waves. ‘Peace, be still.’ 𝑵𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒘𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒑 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒇𝒓𝒐𝒎 𝒈𝒐𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒘𝒂𝒓𝒅 𝒊𝒏 𝑱𝒆𝒔𝒖𝒔!
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