4 Things Jesus Does When We Go Through A Storm
Have you ever felt like: “I’m doing my best, but I’m still going under. I’m straining, I’m struggling, I’m rowing the boat but I’m not getting back to safety. I’m not getting back to shore. I’m not making any progress."
Mark 6:48 they were in serious trouble, rowing hard and struggling against the wind and waves.
I know many of you are feeling this way these days. You’re in serious trouble. You’ve been trying to get out of debt but you’re going further in debt. You’ve been trying to get a job but it’s not there. You’ve been trying to make your marriage work, but you keep having the same old fight. Something that you need in your life is not there. Or some problem just won’t seem to crack.
What does God want you to do in that situation? More important: What does God do in this situation?
I don’t know what kind of problem you’re going through. I don’t know what the storms are in your life. I don’t know what area of your life you feel you’re sinking in, but I do know this: When we go through tough problems we typically think that God has forgotten us. We think that God is not aware, that he’s a million miles away, that he’s not doing anything about what we’re going through. Because if he were, we think we’d be going through smooth sailing. Nothing could be further from the truth! The fact is, every time we go through a storm, God is doing four things.
Every time we’re going through a storm Jesus does these four things.
1. Jesus prays for me before it happens.
2. Jesus notices my struggle.
3. Jesus comes at my moment of desperation.
4. Jesus shows me his true identity.
Don’t ever forget that when we’re going through a storm, God is not some distant, apathetic, uninvolved God. He’s doing those four things in the storm that we’re in at that moment.
But he also has some things he wants us to do. Five things to do if we’re sinking. If you’re sinking in a relationship. If you’re sinking in your finances. If your health is sinking. Whatever it is, you need to do these five things.