“Calm the Storm”

“Calm the Storm”
Woodlawn Baptist Church
June 8, 2011

How fitting is this message, due to our countries most recent events of unimaginable storms.  In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. ~Genesis 1:1.  I know you’re probably wondering what this scripture has to do with the title of this message.  In order to understand tonight’s message of God calming the storm, we have to remember the beginning; God created the heavens and the earth.  With His voice alone, He has the power to control all that takes place.  When life presents itself with a storm, do not fear, for God has the power to calm all storms in our lives.  He reminds us of this with the following story.

The Parable of the Sower (Mark 4:1-2)

And again He began to teach by the sea. And a great multitude was gathered to Him, so that He got into a boat and sat in it on the sea; and the whole multitude was on the land facing the sea. Then He taught them many things by parables, and said to them in His teaching:

Wind and Wave Obey Jesus (Mark 4:35-41)

On the same day, when evening had come, He said to them, “Let us cross over to the other side.” Now when they had left the multitude, they took Him along in the boat as He was. And other little boats were also with Him. And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling. But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?”
Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. But He said to them, “Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?” And they feared exceedingly, and said to one another, “Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey Him!”

Something to think about: I think the most important part of this parable is the very end when Jesus asked them, “Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?” Whenever you’re facing a “storm” (whether a real one or metaphorically) never fear the outcome, have faith and trust that God is there to simply whisper “Peace, be still.”

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  1. Thank you for this! I was having a rough day and this made me feel so much better and put things in perspective! God will never forsake you!

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