“So the men marveled, saying, ‘Who can this be, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?’” (Matthew 8:27 NKJV).


At first the disciples were afraid of the storm outside the boat, then they feared the One inside the boat. “Who can this be?” They wondered. He demonstrates authority over both the seen and the unseen creation. For both storms and evil spirits obey Him. Who but God Himself could do such things?
Yet, having the Son of God in our life does not guarantee the absence of storms. Storms will come. The promise is not that storms won’t come, but that the Lord will never leave nor forsake us in the midst of life’s storms. Perhaps the storms of life help us to better understand who our Savior is. Not just in our heads, but in our hearts. We finally experience the reality that we have believed: Jesus is greater than any storm. So, let us take our eyes off the storm and turn them upon Jesus.
PRAYER: Dear Father, help us to focus on Your Son, Jesus, when the storms of life come. For it’s in the storm that we have learned more about Him and grown in our faith in Him. Forgive us when we fear the storm when we should be trusting the Savior. Rescue us not only from life’s storms, but from the anxiety of facing them. We put our trust in You. In Jesus’ name, amen.