Trust in His Word
As we sit in the storm of the Coronavirus pandemic, we are embarking on a journey that none of us have been on before.
Yet in this place of uncertainty, there is so much hope we can draw on from the story of Jesus calming the storm.
The disciples have spent the day listening to Jesus’ teaching, where he told a parable about a sower sowing seed – explaining that the seed represents the word of God. It’s suggested that perhaps, Jesus is drawing from Isaiah 55 as he teaches.
“As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth.” - Isaiah 55:10-11
After a long day of teaching, Jesus asks his disciples to take him to the other side of the lake. He says, “Let us go over to the other side.” (v. 35)
The sower sows the seed; the Son of God proclaims the word of God, and says, “Let us go over to the other side.”
I once heard an old preacher say that perhaps the reason Jesus seemed angry with the disciples after he had calmed the storm was because they had forgotten his words.
The fear they felt in the storm meant they forgot to trust his word, and that his word was true. Jesus said, “Let us go over to the other side”. As Jesus said, it was going to happen.
We currently find ourselves in a storm, and it’s in the middle of this that we need to remember the word of God.
The Psalmist talks about “Hiding God’s word in our hearts” What verses are you hiding in your heart that could help you to get through today?
When the waves come, we have the words of life that we can hide in our hearts to sustain and maintain us as we experience this Coronavirus storm.
What’s the verse that helps you through the storm?
PAUSE AND PRAY
Choose a Bible verse to memorize and repeat. Then turn the verse into a prayer. As you repeat it, let the words move from your head to your heart and bring comfort and courage.
“Lord, speak to me today through Scripture. Bring courage and comfort to my soul.”