Scripture Background Text: Matthew 8:23-27
One of the biggest problems I have is trying to take on battles by myself.
What I’m learning is I’m working backward. Instead, of running myself into exhaustion I should be asking Jesus for help! I should ask Him to calm my violent storm!
Here’s an example of how I sometimes find myself handling problems. A storm comes into my life and I sit around and get headaches trying to figure out what to do next. I call family and friends and ask them what I should do next, and when I have exhausted all avenues eventually I may ask God for help. Whether it be for advice or a financial favor, I find myself a lot of times asking for help in the wrong order.
If you can relate to this example remember, Jesus is willing to help if only we ask Him. We should never discount His power even in terrible storms we face.
“And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him. And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep. And they went and woke him, saying, “Save us, Lord; we are perishing.” And he said to them, “Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?” Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. And the men marveled, saying, “What sort of man is this, that even winds and sea obey him?”” Matthew 8:23-27 ESV