After Jesus calmed the storm, why did He ask the disciples: “Why can’t you trust me?”
Other versions say it this way: “Where is your faith?”
Which is easier?
I say easier said then done sometimes.
Why don’t we have full confidence in the Lord?
Because we are human.
Because miracles and provision are soon forgotten.
Because it goes against our natural thinking.
That is when the supernatural needs to kick in.
A recent movie called “Breakthrough” portrayed this beautifully. Have you seen it? If not, please do and come back to tell me what you thought. And if you have seen it, comment below on what lesson stood out most for you.
It had some great reminders and lessons.
Here’s a few or my take-a-ways:
Make safe choices.
Just underneath your breaking point lies your true strength.
Be your best; let God do rest.
We can’t control the outcome, but surrendering breeds peace.
Yesterday you can’t recover, but tomorrow you can still win or lose. You choose.
Original quote says this: “Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.” President Lyndon B. Johnson
You are loved and you have purpose.
Love is the greatest force on earth. It helps people flourish, find purpose, and God’s love is what gives us strength.
God is The God of the impossible.
People need to hear the truth and know that God still is in the business of performing miracles.
And that is true for biblical times and true for us still today as the movie’s objective proved retelling the story of a miraculous recovery of John Smith who was under the ice for over 15 minutes in a cold, January day before resuscitative efforts were started. His family must rely on their faith to get them through while John lies in a coma.
God is in the business of performing miracles. And don’t forget the words of Matthew found in chapter 19 verse 26: “with God all things are possible.”
Let’s end today with the full account of Luke 8.22-25 and think about the miracles within this passage:
“One day He and His disciples got in a boat. “Let’s cross the lake,” He said. And off they went. It was smooth sailing, and He fell asleep. A terrific storm came up suddenly on the lake. Water poured in, and they were about to capsize. They woke Jesus: “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!” Getting to His feet, He told the wind, “Silence!” and the waves, “Quiet down!” They did it. The lake became smooth as glass.
Then He said to His disciples, “Why can’t you trust Me?” They were in absolute awe, staggered and stammering, “Who is this, anyway? He calls out to the winds and sea, and they do what He tells them!””
Yes, God is The God of the impossible so trust Him through any storm that might come your way.
when you do and will help others come to know Him too.
Here’s 2 options for music to reflect on the message that God will see you through it all.
The first is a bit old school so dates me:
And the modern, through it all rings true too:
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