Scripture to Help Battle the Storm

We all have those tough times: We lost a family member, struggle to pay our bills, having trouble at work, or feeling alone in the world.  In times like these, it can be hard to maintain hope.

Its time like this where we should remember Mark 4:35-41. Jesus and his disciples sail across the Sea of Galilee. While Jesus was resting on the stern of the boat a large storm and abrupt storm began causing the boat to toss and turn. As the boat was flooding due to the large waves the terrified disciples quickly asked Jesus why he wasn't doing anything to stop this to which Jesus responded by simply standing up and saying “Quiet! Be still!”. The storm came to a standstill as Jesus turned back around to his disciples and asked “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”

It's no surprise that we can find our self in the same position as the disciples. Questioning why doesn't he step in when we feel our life is crumbling. We focus on our present circumstance and not his promises. We beg for help not realizing he is faithfully by our side the entire time with a plan. The best way for us to realize this is through scripture.

He knows what your going through and that you will survive:
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28)

His timing is always perfect:
“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.” (Ecclesiastes 3:1)

He is in control and is stronger than your problems
“In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)

He never leaves your side even if you feel alone:
“The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.” (Psalm 145: 18-19)

He not only loves you, but has plans for you:
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11)

He will give you the strength to battle through this storm:
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10)

We must remind our self's daily that he has a plan. And with doubt we can always turn to prayer for his reassurance.

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