The Perfect Storm

Psalm 107:29-30 “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.”

Throughout life you are going to experience trials and storms. Many times these trails and storms seem to have no rhyme or reason. There has been no sin, no disobedience, the storm just seems to come out of the blue. There is no warning. There are no signs that this storm is coming and yet the storm comes. We need to understand that in the midst of the storm God is not just doing something but he is taking us somewhere. God in the midst of this perfect storm is accomplishing his perfect will.

A perfect storm is when things just happen. The environment is perfect, the weather is perfect, the timing is perfect and thus all the variables are in place for this perfect storm. You see without these perfect storms some us would never reach the destination that God wants to take us to, some of us would never have the relationship that we have with God. This perfect storm isn’t a force of nature but the very hand of God moving and working to do what he needs to do. The scripture we read says that the storm is calmed and in the midst of this God causes them to reach their desired haven or destination. These perfect storms can be God’s making and God’s doing simply to bring us closer to him.

We read about another storm in Luke 8:23-24 “But as they sailed he fell asleep: and there came down a storm of wind on the lake; and they were filled with water, and were in jeopardy. And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, Master, we perish. Then he arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm.” The disciples found themselves in the midst of a perfect storm. This storm came out of nowhere, this storm was so great that the boat was filling with water and the disciples felt their lives were in jeopardy but it was in the midst of this storm that Jesus revealed himself to the disciples. It was in the midst of this storm that Jesus revealed his authority and his power of nature. In the midst of the storm the boat didn’t lose its direction as we read that it still reached it’s destination, it still reached the place that it was going.

We need to realise today that despite the storm Jesus is still taking us somewhere. He is able to calm that storm and bring us to his desired haven for our life. It is only when the waters are stilled that we are able to see clearly how far God has taken us. It is only after the storm is calmed that you are able to see where you are and the direction in which you are heading. The encouraging thing to know is that God, in the midst of the storm, has been controlling and governing the storm to bring us to where we need to be.

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