Storm On the Horizon

pic of an approaching storm

God made You and I and all of humanity in His image. One facet of God’s image in us is our trinity; we are body, soul, and spirit, which is an image of God, for He is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

My prayer today, for every Christian, is this: I pray that the Holy Spirit would embolden my spirit to influence my soul to defeat my flesh. We can pray this because:

“Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.”

Romans 8:26-27

As Christians, we are set apart

How different is the life of a Christian from that of the unsaved (2 Corinthians 5:17). Yet, many times, we forget who we are. We fail to give our worries and fears to Jesus, even though He is in us.

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.

 Revelation 3:20

When I was reading my Bible this morning, I came across the event in Mark 4:35-41, where Jesus calmed the storm. I was once again reminded how easily we become focused on a problem and wait until it seems all is lost before we turn to Jesus, even when He’s so close at hand.

But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke him and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?”

Mark 4:38


As Jesus so often does, He “rebuked the wind and said to the sea,Peace! Be still!’ Perhaps you see a storm brewing on your horizon, or maybe the storm has already encompassed you. Throw your worries upon Jesus. He’s strong, and He commands even the wind and waves. Ask Him to speak to your storm.

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

1 Peter 5:6-7

So, if we have received Jesus and are alive in Him, let’s not wait until we are in the midst of a storm before we cry out for help from Jesus. Instead, while the storm is still on our horizon, let’s pray in the anointing of the Holy Spirit “because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.

Photo by Johannes Plenio on Unsplash

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