27
Oct
16

He Calms The Storms

John 6:16-21 (NIV)

When evening came, his disciples went down to the lake, 17 where they got into a boat and set off across the lake for Capernaum. By now it was dark, and Jesus had not yet joined them. 18 A strong wind was blowing and the waters grew rough. 19 When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus approaching the boat, walking on the water; and they were frightened. 20 But he said to them, “It is I; don’t be afraid.”21 Then they were willing to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat reached the shore where they were heading.

After feeding a multitude of people, Jesus withdrew by Himself to pray. His disciples, meanwhile, got into their boat and started to make their way across the Sea of Galilee toward Capernaum. They weren’t making much progress and the waters were rough. Jesus came walking toward them on the water and Matthew records that they thought Jesus was a ghost and they were terrified. It was believed that seeing an apparition at night was a sign of impending doom. But Jesus quickly reassures them that they had nothing to fear because it was Him. In the original language, Jesus literally said, “I Am.” Jesus reminded them that He was God and He had everything under control. He didn’t come to Earth to die in the middle of a lake. He came to Earth to die on a cross.
No matter the storm you’re going through, Jesus can still calm them. No matter the fears and worries that grip your heart, Jesus is still in control. No matter how hard you’re struggling and fighting the wind and the waves, Jesus can still give you peace and rest. Turn to Him today and let Him know about your troubles and trials. Don’t hide from Him. There’s nothing to fear for Jesus is still, “I Am.”
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, You know all about my struggles and troubles. I pray today that You will give me peace and relief. I need You and Your mighty power in my life today. Forgive me of my many sins. Please calm my storms. Remind me that You’re in control today. In Your name, amen.
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