“And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.”
(Matthew 14: 25)
That is the Focal Scripture of Streams of Joy Devotional today.
While Jesus’ disciples sailed in a ship, they faced turbulent waves which tossed the ship around in the sea. The waves were a challenge to the ship and Jesus’ disciples who were in the ship. The waves came as an opposition to the movement of the disciples. The waves came to truncate the disciples’ journey.
At the fourth watch, Jesus showed up and eventually, the wind ceased. The wind may have been turbulent, but the Master showed up. The wind opposed the movement of the ship, but Jesus showed up and the opposition gave way. The disciples may have struggled in the ship, but Jesus showed up and ended their struggles.
Friend, hear God’s word of grace to you: for every struggle in your life, Jesus is on the way. For the challenges that have made you shed bitter tears, Jesus is about to show up with solutions; Jesus is about to show up with solutions for every problem that wants to rock the ship of your life; Jesus knows all about your trouble, and will soon do something about it.
That trouble is not forever; God is about to show up to pull you out of it. God is about to pull you out of your health issues; God is about to pull you out of your marital issues; God is about to calm the storms that want to put your career, business, ministry, etc out of circulation.
The men in the ship were Jesus’ disciples, and Jesus was not about to abandon them to the waves and contrary wind that wanted to sink their ship. He rescued them expectedly because they were His disciples. If you are a true disciple of Jesus, He will show up when your storms arise.
God will not abandon you if you walk closely with Him; Stay connected to Jesus and He will show up to calm your storms.
Pray With Me: Lord, calm every storm in my life, in Jesus’ name!
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Enjoy A Fantastic Friday.