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Where is Jesus in all this? He seems to have abandoned me when I needed him the most. Have you ever thought that? The account of the disciples caught in a storm on the Sea of Galilee promises that’s not the case. Their experience shows us that Jesus intercedes for us when we’re in the eye of a storm.
Didn’t Jesus Know About the Storm?
There must have been moments when the disciples were battling the wind and the waves, far from the shores of Lake Galilee when they thought, Why isn’t Jesus here? Why did he insist we get in the boat and make our way to the other side? Didn’t he know there was going to be a storm? Why has he abandoned us when we need him the most?
Jesus Was Praying for His Disciples
But Matthew tells us Jesus hadn’t abandoned them at all. Jesus knew there would be a storm and he was praying for his disciples. Jesus is God in human form, and so he knows the past, the present and the future. He was praying about the storm even before the winds started picking up.
Jesus Intercedes for Us Before the Father
Jesus has prayed for us and all that we’ve faced in the past. Jesus intercedes for us through this cost of living crisis and anything else we’re facing right now. He’s prayed for what we’ll go through this year too. He’s praying we’ll make it through whatever storms we face.
The Bible says that no matter what life storms we are going through at the moment, Jesus intercedes for us. He loves you. He is for you. If you trust him as your Saviour, he is interceding for you right now.
Think It Over
Think about the following:
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Unless otherwise shown, all Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996, 2004, 2007, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.
This Week’s Battle Drill Devotionals
- Monday 14 August – You Need to Focus on Jesus not the Storm
- Tuesday 15 August – When Jesus Stills The Storm You’ll Immediately Feel Secure
- Wednesday 16 August – How to Walk on Water? Get Out of the Boat!
- Thursday 17 August – Don’t Panic – Fix Your Eyes On Jesus For Your Survival
- Friday 18 August – Tested by the Storms Of Life? Jesus Intercedes For Us
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