Brothers and Sisters in Christ, hear the Word of the Lord: the time is assuredly coming when the Lord will deliver you out of your storm, trouble, distress, or trial.
“And when [Jesus] was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him. And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep. And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish. And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.” — Matthew 8:23-26
Are you in a great storm?
Do you feel like you are covered by the waves of your storm and about to go under?
Brother or Sister in Christ, keep praying…keep calling out to the Lord…be encouraged…let your faith be renewed…and KNOW that there WILL come a point in time when Jesus ARISES and He rebukes YOUR storm.
Your storm will not last forever…although it may seem like it. You will not be in this storm for the rest of your life…although it may feel like it. There is coming a time when the Lord will deliver you!
“Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses. He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still. Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven. Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness and for his wonderful works to the children of men!” — Psalms 107:28-31
Now, notice something else about the above-mentioned verses…
In Matthew 9, the Disciples were just following Jesus…and that landed them right in the middle of a fearsome storm.
Well, just as it was with the Disciples, following the Lord will sometimes land you and I right in the middle of a fearsome storm. But, we can count on the Lord’s faithfulness. We can count on the Lord to give us a great testimony. We can count on the Lord to glorify His name.
Similarly, in Psalms 107, the Bible does not say that God will spare us from ever experiencing distresses. Rather, the Bible asserts to us that God will bring us out of our distresses…and He will bring us to our desired outcomes.
Now, for the sake of confirmation and emphasis:
“And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.” — Psalms 50:15
“He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.” — Psalms 91:15
“And I will deliver thee out of the hand of the wicked, and I will redeem thee out of the hand of the terrible.” — Jeremiah 15:21
“I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you.” — Isaiah 46:4
Again, there will be times when you have to go through troubles. There will be times when the wicked are coming against you. There will be situations that you need the Lord to deliver you out of.
And, guess what?
The Lord WILL be with you…the Lord WILL help and carry you THROUGH your storms, distresses, and troubles…and the Lord WILL deliver you…along with honoring you…so that you can glorify the Lord…and so that you can show and tell others of the Lord’s goodness and greatness!
Now, let this Word from the Lord really sink in:
The time is coming when the Lord WILL deliver you!
So, hold steady…stay faithful…believe and trust in the Lord…He is faithful TO YOU.