Explore the beauty of dealing with interruptions guided by scriptures.
Have you ever had a perfectly planned day, only to have it disrupted by unexpected interruptions? It can be frustrating and throw us off balance. However, when we look at the life of Jesus, we see a different perspective on dealing with interruptions.
Jesus is Interrupted
In Mark 4:38, we read about a powerful storm that arose while Jesus and his disciples were crossing the Sea of Galilee. The disciples were filled with fear and panic, but where was Jesus? He was peacefully sleeping in the boat. The disciples woke him up, saying, “Teacher, don’t you care that we’re going to drown?”
Jesus Wasn’t Irritated or Frustrated
Jesus, without any sign of irritation or frustration, stood up and rebuked the wind and the waves, bringing about a great calm. He then turned to his disciples and asked, “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?”
Interruptions Welcomed by Jesus
In this story, we see that Jesus welcomed the interruption of the storm. He used it as an opportunity to demonstrate his power and care for his disciples. The storm was not a hindrance to Jesus; it was a chance for him to show his love and grace.
God Demonstrates His Care and Grace in Our Interruptions
Similarly, we can view interruptions in our lives as opportunities for God to demonstrate his care and grace. When our plans are disrupted, we can choose to trust that God is in control and has a purpose for allowing the interruption. It may be a chance for us to grow in faith, to rely more on him, or to show his love to others.
Dealing with Interruptions
So, the next time you face an interruption, instead of becoming frustrated or overwhelmed, take a moment to pause and remember that God welcomes interruptions. Ask yourself, “How can I see this interruption as an opportunity for God to demonstrate his care and grace?” Trust that God is with you in the midst of the storm, and he will bring about a great calm.
Battle Drill Daily Devotional Podcast This Week
This week on the Battle Drill Daily Devotional podcast, we are reminded that God is not too busy to be interrupted by our concerns. Each weekday we share hope and encouragement as we read and study the Bible together.
- Monday 27 November – Faith in the Storm
- Tuesday 28 November – Confronting Fear: Surrendering Our Anxieties to God’s Care and Protection
- Wednesday 29 November – Jesus, the Calmer of Storms
- Thursday 30 November – The Disciples’ Revelation
- Friday 1 December – Interruptions Welcomed by God
There’s a new episode of Battle Drill Devotional every Monday through Friday.
- Seeing Others Through the Eyes of Jesus: Discerning Compassion in Everyday Life
- From Heartache to Healing: How to Release Grief and Embrace Happiness
- Experience the Bounty of an Abundant Harvest
- Life-Changing Friendship with Jesus: “They Had Been With Jesus”
- Enhance Your Prayers in Times of Crisis: How to Pray and Listen to God’s Voice
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