Seeing the Lord in Your Storm

And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.Matthew 14:26 (KJV)

It seems that this is a season in which many of us are experiencing storms of many types and magnitudes. But can we see God or His operation in the midst of these storms? What do we see…failure or success; victory of defeat? This is important because our victory will depend upon the answer.

What are you going through; family/marital issues, financial distress, health problems, spiritual questions or doubt? Regardless of what it may be and the degree of difficulty you may be facing at this moment…you/we absolutely must be able to see God in the storm!

Storms have a way of calling our attention to it. Be it a thunderstorm or a financial storm, we tend to look at the strength of the storm rather than the strength of God to see us through it. Unfortunately, many Christians have believed that serving God will eliminate our storms. However, that line of thinking only serve to create a foundation of sand that will begin to erode as the waves of life start to beat upon it.

 I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.John 16:33 (NLT)

My friend, Jesus came to give us peace. Yes, there will be many things that we will go through and some of it will be difficult but that is no reason to give over to it or give up. We absolutely must find strength in the fact that regardless of the circumstance, the Lord has already gained and given us the victory! We have cowered to life’s hardships for too long—it is time to stand still and see the salvation of the Lord—Exodus 14:13 (KJV).

I believe, the standing still part does not mean inactivity; but full trust and faith in the fact that our God is above all and has already given us the victory over all that would ever come against us in life! We must move in faith in the midst of our storms…not in fear. Our faith has to be in the victory that God has given us. Fear is trusting that we will lose, that things will not work for us. Fear is believing that good will not come to us and we will fail—it really is calling God a liar!

And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.John 8:32 (KJV)

The truth is that God has given us victory of the devil and He wants us to walk in full confidence of that victory! Jesus, walking on the water in the midst of the storm, told the disciples to “fear not.” This is important to note because fear will strangle any effort to exercise faith! Fear is a luxury we absolutely cannot afford! Do not give in to fear; it is designed to torment us and to render us powerless in this world.

Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the LORD with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them: for the LORD will be with you.2 Chronicles 20:17 (KJV)

Why are we trying to fight a battle that has already been won? It is the height of arrogance for us to think that what the Lord has done is not enough—that He needs our help. Just because our enemy is “huffing and puffing” doesn’t mean he is not defeated…because he is! We are expected to face the difficulty with the assurance that the Lord is with us in triumph over whatever circumstance we are currently facing and to Fear Not!

Therefore, when facing the storms of life, we have to see Jesus walking in peace in the midst of that storm and refuse to fear because He is there and has already given us the victory!

Look for more on this real soon!

Have Faith1st

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Sebastian is a Christian, Author and Church Leadership trainer. His ministry calling, love for God, and His people; has led him into ministry of all types for over thirty years. He and his wife enjoy helping people in their walk of faith and finding solutions to the struggles of life, especially in the area of healing and marriage. Faith1st Blog is designed to open and continue the discussion on the subject of biblical "faith" as a "living" element of the Christian life. - "the just shall live by faith" - Habakkuk 2:4; Romans 1:17; Galatians 3:11; Hebrews 10:38 (KJV).

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26 comments on “Seeing the Lord in Your Storm
  1. Anonymous says:

    Very nice blog..God Bless!! MLB 2013

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  2. […] Seeing the Lord in Your Storm (faith1stministries.com) […]

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  3. Reblogged this on Sherline's Watchu Thinkin' Blog and commented:
    Can you see God in your Storm?

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  4. I love how you say that “many Christians have believed that serving God will eliminate our storms”, however, it is in the storms that our faith is truly tested. By Nature we love it with life is going good…but it’s when life turns on us and makes things feel unbearable that our true human nature comes out. May we stand with God and see Him even in our storms. I’ve been through a few storms…and sometimes you feel like you’re losing your mind during the storm…but that’s when we’ve got to cling onto Jesus much tighter because He is the only One that is able to keep our sanity together. We all are in need of our Savior. Blessings for this post Sebastien.

    Sherline 😀

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    • Sebastian says:

      Hello Sherline and thank you for your comment! It is so important to look past what we are experiencing at the moment and trust God to bring us through whatever it is! Blessings to you! –Sebastian

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  5. cherylz1961 says:

    Great Post. Thanks for visiting my blog. The Lord is always next to us during trials. I pray we both continue to encourage others walking through difficult trials. Blessings!!

    http://weepingintodancing.wordpress.com/

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  6. […] my last post, Seeing the Lord in Your Storm, I mentioned how the Lord told the disciples to “fear not.” This is important because fear is […]

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  7. Debbie says:

    Thank you so much for the encouragement and boost this message is to us. He has shown me that I battle “stressing” . ..and that stressing is really for me like fear, like not trusting that God is with me and has me covered. Looking forward to hearing more! God bless you!

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  8. Butch Dean says:

    “We tend to look at the strength of the storm rather than the strength of God…” Excellent insight!

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  9. It is al about positive attitude and having a strong faith. Very good post.

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