Pastor's Pen 3.21.2021

"And suddenly a great tempest arose on the sea, so that the boat was covered with the waves...Then Jesus arose and rebuked the waves and the sea, and there was a great calm." Matthew 8:24, 26

Life is not all smooth sailing. Though Jesus is in our "boat" if we have invited Him into our lives, storms can suddenly arise.  Trials and troubles, like a sea waves, can toss us into a temporary tempest. But they don't feel temporary at the height of the storm.

Tough times arise, suddenly at times. A friend calls and tells you that their daughter and her husband have suddenly passed away.  A faithful prayer warrior is battling cardiac issues. Another shares their pain due to relationship problems. The tempest in our personal journey can overwhelm us.

This is when Jesus can demonstrate His mastery over sudden storms.  When we're overwhelmed, He is still the Overcomer! Just as storms are inevitable, Jesus is invincible!
He has and will suddenly arise and calm the waves. 

Trust Him in your temporary tempest! I know God is up to the test even when we're not. Let faith arise and the enemy be scattered. Let faith arise and your heart be sheltered. Let faith arise and see how much He loves you!

Secure sailing,
Pastor Rick Meyers 

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