Is God your faithful anchor in the storms of life?
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? (Mark 4:39-41 KJV)
Many of us can likely relate to storms and strong winds from our own personal experiences in facing stormy weather at one time or another. Not only is our vision affected as we see the wind in the swaying trees or swelling ocean waves but we can also hear the roar of great and powerful wind as it gusts along blowing our hair and us about making walking or driving difficult against its sheer force, and it quickly stirs up our emotions allowing fear and anxiety to well up inside of us.
However, if we focus instead on the supernatural power of God rather than the storm swirling about in front of us, our fear is replaced with faith in His power instead of our own inability and weakness in the midst of a powerful storm. As strong winds prevail, or waves swell, or other natural phenomenon’s occur on this earth it is important to keep in the forefront of your mind that God ultimately controls these forces which can be found gentle and calm or worked up in a frenzy or force of nature to be reckoned with in quick fashion. Man is of no effect against the power of nature but nature is always subject to the power of God. God can speak a wind into great action or quiet it to calmness and peace just at the command of His voice.
The disciples witnessed His power over the wind and the sea first hand. Their natural response was to become fearful at the swelling of the waves and fierce winds which tossed their boat about in the rogue seas but God’s power can be used for their own safety and peace in calming storms as well used to bring about rough seas and forceful winds in life. It takes more than man’s own natural standing on this earth to prevail in the storms of life; it takes the supernatural power of God living and working inside of us to bring about inner calmness in the face of storms swirling around us.