finding help in the storm

Finding Help In The Storm

finding help in the storm
But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary. And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. Matthew 14:24-27
 
In this passage we find the disciples of Jesus in trouble on a journey that Jesus sent them on. Many lessons for those serving Christ can be learned from this passage. This scripture has been of help to untold millions of people on their journey. For the Christian in a storm that is reading this, take comfort in knowing that help is on the way!

On the journey that Jesus sends us, expect opposition. Evil spirits are involved in the mischief of destructive storms. The history of Job shows what power Satan has over the elements when he is permitted to use it. Paul showed us in Ephesians 2:2 that satanic forces are involved in the movement of the air. Knowing these facts, there is little doubt that satan sought the destruction of the disciples that night on the sea.

As we follow the path Jesus has laid out for us, we can be assured that satan will try to hinder that direction. The greater the call, the greater the opposition. Therefore, don’t think that you are somehow different when the storms of life are raging around you. Many a great servant of Jesus has been through trials and tribulations since Calvary.

But take comfort that Jesus will arrive on the scene. He come in the middle of the storm to the disciples and spoke out “BE NOT AFRAID, IT IS I” !

Jesus is closer than you now to bring help in the storms of life. Evil forces may hinder, but One greater is coming to your help!

Pastor F L Wilson
info@grenadchurch.com 
 


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The Poison of Unforgiveness

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Unforgiveness is the single most popular poison that the enemy uses against God’s people, and it is one of the deadliest poisons a person can take spiritually. God allowed the Israelites to face diseases and sickness when they disobeyed Him (Deut 28:58-61), and when they would turn back to Him, He would heal their land and take sickness from their midst (Exodus 23:25, Deut 7:15).
 
In the New Testament, Jesus gave us two commandments (Matthew 22:37-40), and if we break those, we can be opened up to curses, just as the people in the Old Testament were. Jesus never came to abolish the moral law (Matthew 5:17), but He did come to set us free from the curse of the law (Galatians 3:13), meaning, Jesus paid the price so we can be set free from any curses we may have come under.

Two commandments given to us by God

Matthew 22:37-40, “Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” Jesus gave us very important commandments to follow; one of them was to Read more…