“Without warning, a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke him, saying ‘Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!’ He replied, ‘You of little faith, why are you so afraid?’ Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm.” (Matthew 8:23-26 NIV)
EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED
1. STORMS PROVIDE THE ENVIRONMENT TO DEVELOP A PREVAILING SPIRIT
“… ‘You of little faith, why are so afraid?’…” (Matthew 8:26 NIV)
2. YOUR BOAT, IS JESUS’ PLATFORM
“… ‘Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?’ And He got up…” (Mark 4:38 NASB)
3. PERSONALIZE GOD’S PROMISES, AND CLAIM IT
For no matter how many promises God has made, they are ‘Yes’ in Christ. And so through him the ‘Amen’ is spoken by us to the glory of God.” (2 Corinthians 1:20 NIV)
LET GO, AND LET GOD
Life Group Discussion:
How do you normally respond when you’re caught in one of life’s storms? (i.e. bail out and quit or do you stay in it and prevail through)
What did God surface in you and teach you in your last storm?
What do you think God is developing, and strengthening in your past storm, or current storm?
Why are life’s storms important in a Believer’s life?