PRAYING THROUGH THE STORMS
“And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him. And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep. And they went and woke him, saying, ‘Save, 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 people marveled, saying, ‘Who / What kind (of man) is this (Ποταπός ἐστιν οὗτος), that even winds and sea obey him?’” (Mt 8: 23-27)
The word of our Lord Jesus Christ can “work” or “do” things for us that we can’t do for ourselves. And it is through this “working” of His word in our lives, when we replace fear with even a “little” faith, that we begin to “marvel” and recognize “Who” He is; a Power far greater than ourselves. But oftentimes it takes “a great storm,” one too great for us to handle on our own, for us to give up on playing God ourselves, and to come (back) to believing and relying on Him.
Thank You, Lord, for the “storms” You have allowed to happen in my life, during which You also allowed Yourself to be “asleep,” until I surrendered my efforts to weather them on my own. Let me have even a “little” faith today, if I find myself in the midst of an unmanageable “storm,” and appeal to One far greater than myself, letting Him do His “thing” as I cannot. “Thy kingdom come,” Lord, and “Thy will be done” in my life today, “on earth as it is in heaven.”