It is often said, “that whatever doesn’t kill me makes me stronger”.
Yeah, but I still don’t like to deal with or entertain things that seem like they could kill me. I like to play it safe and simple with a touch of drama every now and then of course. But somehow the killer hurricane finds me. And every time I think, this has got to be it; I am dead now. As the boisterous wind blows and my boat threatens to capsize. As I am tossed about like a rag doll, I can only cry God help me!
There are a lot of possibilities of what might happen, but let us look at these three; The wind does blow the boat over and I end up in the sea or I am tossed so high in the air that I dangle of a tree branch, with the potential of … ending up in the sea. Or the third option, the wind stops and my boat stills while I am in the sea. Either way, if I emerge alive (which I already did), then I am the stronger for it.
Sometimes the storm that so easily threatens us, was sent by God himself. It may have come to purge.purify or perfect His will in our lives. He is the God that sits on the flood and controls it, according to scripture (God’s holy word). Example Psalm 107:29 (NIV) says “He stilled the storm to a whisper; the wave of the sea was hushed.” That means this God I serve said to all your issues at the appointed time to “Shut up”! And when He deems it time, all he has to do is say the word and the once towering and hovering monster wave cowers. Now I don’t know about you but that sure sounds like power to me. Why should I waste my time on a god that expects me to do everything for him and then worship him too. Please…
No I can only worship an Entity that wields this kind of power (“You rule over the surging sea; when its waves mount up, you still them” Psalm 89:9 (NIV)). And not only is He powerful, He says He loves me. That is sweet and super!
Do not fear the threatening storm that encompasses your weak vessel for He has said;
“Be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10)
Seriously; He is God indeed!