Even in your Storm you can rest!

When the circumstances of my life are the way I like them. I can easily rest in God. The hard thing is to rest when the circumstances are anything but the way I’d like them to be . It’s like trying to sleep in the middle of a hurricane. Come to think about Jesus slept in a boat in the middle of a storm. It was on the Sea of Galilee. Matthew says that Jesus got into the boat and His disciples followed HIM. Without warning, a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. (Matthew 8:23-24) I’ve often wondered, How could He? Yes, I know He was exhausted from speaking to the Huge crowds and attending to their needs. But sleep in a storm? I think the only reason Jesus could sleep was He knew without a doubt that they were not going to sink He wanted to test their Faith. The disciples who were with Him were afraid because they didnt yet understand that the God who created the very water their boat sailed in was in the boat with THEM. They were just beginning to understand His full power. Peter was one of the disciples in the boat that day. I think he learned a lesson, four years later, when Peter was arrested by King Herod and put in prison, the night before his Trial, Peter Slept. No doubt Herod intended to put him to death the next day, because the Bible tells us that he had just had James the brother of John killed with a sword, and when he saw that this pleased the people, he arrested Peter. Here is Peter in a prison cell the night before his trial. He’s between two soldiers, bound with two chains with sentries standing guard at the entrance and Peter is sleeping. (Acts 12:1-6) The only way you can sleep in a STORM is by realizing that God is with you. Isaiah said you will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. (Isaiah 26:3) Remember during your storm you can still rest in Christ! ! Have a Blessed day. Annette Trujillo #QueenStatus

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