My God is the God of the wind and the sea

9 05 2012

And they went and woke him, saying, “Save us, Lord; we are perishing.” And he said to them, “Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?” Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. And the men marveled, saying, “What sort of man is this, that even winds and sea obey him?” (Matthew 8:25-27)

 

What am I afraid of? That is a great question, one I have been asking myself quite often lately. If I believe in the God who created the wind and the sea, the God who brings humanity into being, the God who knows the numbers of hairs on our head, and the God who loves me like a father, then what am I afraid of? When I come up with a list of things like spiders, needles, finances, moving, CHANGE, uncertainty, my list seems daunting. It makes me anxious and concerned. I have no idea ow i will ever find answers to my growing list of worries. But then when I compare my list to God’s glory, my list pales in comparison. ‘Who is this man who controls the wind and the sea?’ the followers asked each other this question as they struggled to come to terms with the great power of God. Sometimes I forget just how BIG of a God we serve. When I focus on myself and how all I can do is barely hold a cup of water without it spilling, I wonder how I will ever do anything great. And the answer is I cant. I can’t do anything on my own, but I have God on my side, the God who doesn’t just hold and comfort the ocean, by controls it, makes it toss and turn, makes it still, creates and tides, and the beauty of it all.

 

So my question can’t be, “Lord, why are you doing this to me? Why did you toss me into the waves and the sea?” But instead, “Lord, since you are here with me already, can You create a sense of great calm in me, a calm that comes only from knowing You are in control? And the answer is always YES. Image

In His love,

Stacey

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