February 20 Rider Of The Storms


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Leviticus 9:7-10:20;  Mark 4:26-5:20;  Psalm 37:30-40;  Proverbs 10:6-7

“And a great windstorm arose and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was already filling.  But he (Jesus)  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.  He said them, “Why are you so afraid?  Have you still no faith?”  And they were filled with great fear and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him?”  Mark 4:37-41

He cares enough to ride through life’s storms with us.

We get rocked, He gets rocked.

We get soaked, He gets soaked.

We tumble about and so does He.

And because He is God,

He will calm our fears and

still our waves of anxiety.

He will sustain us

and keep us afloat.

Does He care?

The Cross answers that question.

Have no fear!

Lord Jesus, you indeed care, even when it seems that prayers go unanswered and the waves about us crash harder and harder, you  care.  You grant us peace that passes human understanding–so when chemo continues, our spirits have smooth sailing;  when finances stretch unbearably thin, your calm steadies us; when relationships turn rocky, your hand helps us over the unsteady path.  By your death and resurrection you have mastered all the storms that we will ever encounter.  Thank you, Lord, for being our Stay.  In your name we pray, Amen

“The salvation of the righteous is from the Lord,

he is their stronghold in the time of trouble.”

Psalm 37:39


4 thoughts on “February 20 Rider Of The Storms

  1. Laura,
    Oh thank you for posting this. It’s beautiful! I’ve been going through some storms and The Lord had sweetly reminded me of the boat – several times now! – and it confirms what I know every time I read it … He Is With Me!
    I love your heart and your encouragement to me on my blog. Praying for you right now. Blessings dear!

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