Be Still and Know I Am God

Matthew 8:24-26
Suddenly a violent storm came up on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by waves; but he was asleep. They came and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We are perishing!” He said to them, “Why are you terrified, O you of little faith?” Then he got up, rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was great calm.

Most of us are control freaks. That’s why we freak-out so much when we encounter storms in our lives. But Jesus’ message to His followers is to trust Him when those storms pop up. This is when our faith can be nurtured as we admit that we are not in control. Jesus constantly told His followers: “Do not be afraid.” God’s unconditional love for us never changes. It is only in those times of turmoil that we can truly experience what faith is and how it can transform us. Practice turning to Jesus by setting aside times of quiet meditation or silent time with Him. Then even when storms surround us…inner calm will remain. What are the storms that are raging in your life? Are you turning to Jesus for inner calm?

Suggested song of the day– “Come to Jesus” on the Live to Love album.
Hear free clips of Bill’s songs by clicking on Bill Tonnis’ Music on iTunes to the right.
CDs available by clicking “home” and then the “store” tab.
Remember…God loves you!


About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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