Faith, Trials

Jesus Will Get You Through Your Storm

stormy ocean with big wave

“I’m scared Lord,” I whispered as I fell asleep.

I had a vivid dream that night. I was standing on the shore of a stormy sea. The water was choppy with big waves and wind. The sky was filled with gray clouds. Jesus stood next to me. He stepped out to the stormy sea, and I took a step with Him. We walked through the storm together on top of the waves. Jesus was by my side the whole time.

In my dream Jesus did not calm the storm, and He did not part the waters. Jesus took me through the storm. I woke up with a sense of peace and comfort. Jesus spoke to me in a dream without saying a word. He was going to get me through my storm, and He did. 

Jesus will get you through your storm.

Sometimes God will calm the storm. Sometimes God will part the sea. And sometimes God will calm you, and walk  you through the storm.

I prefer “calm the storm”, not “walk through the storm”. But God knows what is best for each of us, and He is always concerned with our heart and our faith. He sees the entire story, we only see the storm, and we want it to stop. 

When we walk through the storms in life with Jesus our faith grows. We learn to trust Him and follow Him. If we go ahead of Him and take our eyes off of Jesus, we will begin to sink. There is good news. Jesus is a rescuer. Peter learned this lesson.

25 Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. 26 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear.

27 But 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.

Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”

31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”

Matthew 14:25-31, NIV 

As soon as Peter took his eyes off of Jesus and saw the wind he was scared and began to sink. Wind is scary. Big waves and storms are powerful forces. They cause a lot of damage. But Jesus is bigger.

Jesus rescued Peter without hesitation. He knew that Peter was doubting. We all have doubts at times. Is God really going to help me? Can He? The answer is yes. 

Peter walking on water is a miracle. Just imagine what miracles God can do in your storm. Our faith grows in hard times. You and I can walk on water with Jesus, not on our own.

The key to getting through the storm is to follow Jesus. We must keep our eyes on Him. The moment we look at the wind we will begin to sink. 

Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith. Hebrews 12:2a, NIV 

God can fix any problem with a snap of His fingers. When He does not immediately calm our storms, He is doing something much deeper in each of us. We are being refined to be more like Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith. This is never easy, but Jesus will help us. 

Storms are opportunities for our faith to grow. We are not alone in the storms. Jesus will help us to make it to the other side. Trust Him and keep your eyes fixed on Him. And when you start to sink, cry out to Jesus. He will rescue you.

Love you all,

Meghan

Father God,

Thank you for always hearing our prayers and cries for help. Thank you for Jesus our Savior. Thank you for making a way through the storms. For all those in storms right now, give them peace, comfort, and provision. You will make a way through. Keep our eyes fixed on Jesus. He is everything.

In Jesus name,

Amen 

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16 thoughts on “Jesus Will Get You Through Your Storm”

  1. It seems like God is putting a similar idea n the hearts of several of us in the blogging world, and it’s not too surprising, all things considered. I love what you say about our faith growing I’m hard times. It’s so true and is comforting to know that good things can come out of our trials. I appreciate your perspective on life, Meghan. Thank you for the encouragement.

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    1. It’s pretty cool how God works by giving a similar message to some of us faith bloggers. He’s got a message and we are the messengers. What a privilege! Thank you Colleen for your insight and friendship. Blessings to you!

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  2. Outstanding – talk about a storm we got our first shot yesterday – 3000 doses were available at the Green Valley Performance Arts Center for 75 and older – it was absolute chaos of old folks – but we did it – 28 days and do it again – can’t wait – Ken

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  3. Pastors wife is Meghan White

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    > From: Ken White > Date: February 7, 2021 at 7:03:20 AM MST > To: maderachurchpastor@gmail.com > Subject: Fwd: [New post] Jesus Will Get You Through Your Storm > > Son Tom’s wife in Houston – has become a prolific writer > > Sent from my iPad > > Begin forwarded message: > >> From: Meghan E White >> Date: February 6, 2021 at 8:49:58 AM MST >> To: whitek1314@gmail.com >> Subject: [New post] Jesus Will Get You Through Your Stormcomment+ewnkyplyj8wmvalf3w-a1hop@comment.wordpress.com >> Reply-To: Meghan E White >> >> >>

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  4. This reminds me of a song popular quite some time ago (I’m old lol). Although the lyrics do not mention God, I’ve always thought about Him when I heard it. I’ve been through many a storm in my long life. My Lord has always been there with me. He’s never left my side, and He’s protected me through them all. Here are the lyrics to the song. The melody is wonderful too, and real sing-a-long for those kind of days. You can probably find it on YouTube. The title is “You’ll Never Walk Alone.” You’ll Never Walk Alone was written by Oscar Hammerstein II and composed by Richard Rodgers for their musical Carousel, which was released in the USA in 1945.

    When you walk through a storm
    Hold your head up high
    And don’t be afraid of the dark

    At the end of a storm
    There’s a golden sky
    And the sweet silver song of a lark

    Walk on through the wind
    Walk on through the rain
    Though your dreams be tossed and blown

    Walk on, walk on
    With hope in your heart
    And you’ll never walk alone

    Thank you for the reminder, Meghan.

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