Bible Study Devotional – Day 193 – Commentary Luke 8:24-25 – How do we deal with life’s storms?

The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!” He got up and rebuked the wind and the raging waters; the storm subsided, and all was calm. “Where is your faith?” he asked his disciples. In fear and amazement they asked one another, “Who is this? He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him.” (Luke 8:24-25)

In Up Faith and Family’s, Sue Thomas, FBEye, deaf agent, Sue Thomas plays, Simon Says, with a serial killer. After putting herself in danger to save others, the murderer abducts her and begins his ritual before the murder. Although it’s a thriller, we know Sue can’t die in this episode because she has to star in the rest of the season.

Neither can Jesus drown in the Sea of Galilee. Not only have His disciples not figured out who He was, Jesus has to die on the cross to save us. Jesus has been elevated to the status of prophet since He breathed life into the widow’s dead son, but no prophet had changed the weather. The enemy must’ve instigated this squall because Jesus wouldn’t have rebuked God. But God is sovereign over the weather; He easily diminished the storm.

We can be faithful and content when life pounds us. God says: “Do not be afraid; Do not be discouraged. For the Lord, your God, will be with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9)

Father God, I’m in one of life’s storms. Thank you for not letting me drown and helping me be faithful and content. As I dig into your Scripture, help me discover who you are. In Jesus’ precious name I pray. Amen.

Bible Study Devotional – Day 193 – Commentary Luke 8:24-25 – How do we deal with life’s storms?

2 thoughts on “Bible Study Devotional – Day 193 – Commentary Luke 8:24-25 – How do we deal with life’s storms?

  1. The disciples are still learning what Jesus is capable of through God. We are learning everyday of our lives as well. However, we do not usually see miracles of this magnitude in our lives. It is hard for me to realize that a miracle like this could actually happen. Think of how millions of people are praying for COVID 19 to go away, yet it is still here and getting worse. I believe that God is capable of stopping this virus, so why doesn’t he stop it? So many people have died and for some reason it continues. I wonder what God is thinking?

    1. Unless God’s finishing a work in us, I’m not sure if he cares whether we die or not. He is close to us if we are on earth or in heaven. We may think of death as a punishment, but I’m pretty sure God doesn’t — especially since he’s created mansions in heaven just for us. He would make it go away if he weren’t using the disease to reach people. More people are praying more frequently now, including myself. COVID-19 has gotten closer to me in the chain than I would like.

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