PRAYING AGAINST STORMS, A MATTER OF FAITH
Matthew 8:24-26 NLT Suddenly, a fierce storm struck the lake, with waves breaking into the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke him up, shouting, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!” Jesus responded, “Why are you afraid? You have so little faith!” Then he got up and rebuked the wind and waves, and suddenly there was a great calm.
We all can identify with Jesus disciples, when circumstances arise and they are actually overwhelming. Be mindful this was a real storm and a real threat. It is bad enough to deal with Covid-19, now Douglas! Stop thinking Jesus is asleep at the wheel. Look at His response after being woken-up. First, He questions their fear and then their faith. Then He exemplified how He deals with storms. He rebuked the wind and the waves. Basically, He commanded them to stop.
Storm preparation? One, check your fear level. Two, check your faith level. Three, settle those issues and then speak against the storm. Yes. No matter if it intensifies or not. Remember, they woke Jesus up after they feared for their lives. Even in that intensity Jesus spoke to the storm. Every time you see or hear about Douglas command it to break apart and move away in Jesus name.
We are all in this boat together and Jesus is with us. We are not rebuking the storm in our name but in His. Simply say, “Douglas I command you to break apart, weaken and move away from the state of Hawaii in Jesus name.” There is power in Jesus name.
Do I prepare otherwise? Yes, I do, and so should you, but I strive not to do so in fear, keep my faith in check and ALWAYS pray against the storm.
Even though we are all in the same boat, we all can follow Jesus advice while in it. Go ahead get some sleep and let’s all get to the other side .
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