What To Do When Facing Life’s Storms
January 24, 2021 / Select Book Matthew 14:13-32:
Pt. 3 What To Do When Facing Life’s Storms
Mt. 14:13When Jesus heard what had happened, He withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place.
Mt 14:22Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while He dismissed the crowd. 23After He had dismissed them, He went up on a mountainside by Himself to pray. When evening came, He was there alone, 24but the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.
Storms come, even when I am and Jesus.
25During the fourth watch of the night…Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. 26When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear. 27But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” 28“Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.” 29“Come,” he said.
Often, obeying Jesus requires .
30Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”
The only way to survive the storms of life is to keep my .
31Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”
Jesus responds to my desperate cries for .
32And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. 33Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”
Mt. 8:27 The men were amazed and asked, What kind of man is this? Even the wind and waves obey Him!
Jesus is in the storm.