by John Toomey

Storms of this life are rarely seen as they approach. In fact, they all seem to come suddenly. The severity may vary depending on what you are facing, but they are all subject to our Savior. We may feel as if God has fallen asleep to us when the storms of life hit us, but He is not. Perhaps He is waiting for us to come to Him much like what happened to these fishermen in Mark.

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And the same day, when the even was come, he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side. And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships. And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full. And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish? And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith? And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?” – Mark 4:35-41 (KJV)

I have never stood a test of life alone. God never promised that the cross that He commanded us to pick up and carry would never get heavy at times. (Jesus even struggled to carry His cross) I may not know the answer to many of life’s problems, but I do know that He will never leave you. All He wants us to do is hold on until He shows up. You have to choose to not lose hope and to not give up.

There is no problem in this life that He can’t bring you though.

There is no situation beyond the reach of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

There is no cross that He asked us to carry that He won’t help us with.

When you find yourself eaten up by life’s problems, look up.

by John Toomey

Article submitted to Independentbaptist.com