And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was already filling. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke him and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
-Mk 4:37-39 ESV
How can we learn to trust if we run from the trials? If we chase after God and seek Jesus’ heart, that path will take us through the fire. Following THE WAY or our LORD will lead you straight into the STORM!
Leader, we must know what pleases our LORD and our ABBA! Hebrews 10:35-38 says; Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised. For, “Yet a little while, and the coming one will come and will not delay; but my righteous one shall live by faith, and if he shrinks back, my soul has no pleasure in him.”
Conduit, pray with me the words of the song by UNSPOKEN, Jehovah Shalom, how will I grow if I never get rained on? Let YOUR thunder be my comfort. Let YOUR lightning be my guide. Let the waves that rise around me hold me gently through the night. For the winds that seem against me push me right into Your arms. Teach me how to sleep in the storm. We ask this in the precious name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ! Amen! Rest in His storm!