Introduction: Faith During the Storm
Life is full of storms. They come in different forms – financial difficulties, health challenges, relationship struggles, and more. When we find ourselves in the midst of these storms, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and lose hope. However, as believers, we have a source of strength and peace that can carry us through any storm – our faith in Jesus.
Faith During the Storm: Jesus, Don’t You Care?
In Mark 4:35-37, we read about a powerful storm that arose while Jesus and his disciples were crossing the Sea of Galilee. The waves were crashing into the boat, and the disciples were filled with fear. In the midst of their panic, they woke Jesus, who was sleeping peacefully, and said, “Teacher, don’t you care that we’re going to drown?”
Jesus Demonstrates His Power
Jesus, with complete authority, rebuked the wind and the waves, and said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” In that moment, Jesus demonstrated his power over the storm and reminded his disciples that they could trust him, even in the most challenging circumstances.
Faith During the Storm: Jesus is With Us During our Storms
Just like the disciples, we may sometimes question whether Jesus cares about our storms. But the truth is, he is always with us, even when it seems like he is asleep. He is in control, and he invites us to have faith in him.
Cultivating Faith During the Storm
So how can we cultivate faith in the midst of life’s storms? First, we need to immerse ourselves in God’s Word. The more we read and meditate on the promises of God, the more our faith will grow. Second, we need to pray and seek God’s guidance. When we bring our fears and concerns to him, he gives us peace and direction. Finally, we need to surround ourselves with a community of believers who can encourage and support us in our faith journey.
Faith During the Storm: Reflection Question:
In what ways can you actively cultivate faith in the midst of your current storm?
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.
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- 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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