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Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, "Peace, be still!" And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. But He said to them, "Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?” Mark 4:39,40.

Storm Faith

Storm faith, is a type of faith, that we should desire to have.

Difficult, trying, even fearful life circumstances can rock ones soul. Storm faith enables one to navigate the turbulent waters of life. It is certain that most every person of faith will experience the wind and waves rise against them at some point. How does one gain “storm faith?”

One way is to have a gift of faith.

1 Corinthians 12:9 tells us that some people have a manifestation or gift of faith. These folks through a gracious gift of God seem to endure and stand more easily than most and obtain blessing by their faith for others and themselves, they can stand firm in storms that others sink under. But not all have that gift. What about us others folks without this “gift?”

Hearing the Word produces faith.

Romans 10:17 says that ….“faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God. Being taught, reading and studying the Word of God, which creates faith, can go a long way to increase our faith. This can enable us to stand the storms that we may travel through as we hold fast to what we have learned and find it is true. It stabilizes our soul. But there is yet another way.

Going through a Storm….with Jesus

Don’t want to burst any bubbles here, BUT, this is the way most people develop “storm faith”….. the same way Jesus developed it in His disciples.

{Please read the whole account in Mark 4: 35-41.

Like the apostles, most of us learn only by experience. Please note three things that these disciples experienced.

#1. They were following Jesus. Doing what He asked. Jesus said “lets cross over” and they do as He says……they get in the boat. The only way to get “storm faith” is to make sure Jesus is in your boat. Is Jesus in YOUR boat? He is if you have been listening to what He asks.

#2. Jesus was asleep in the storm. The storm that had them so afraid…..Jesus was calmly sleeping through. Why was Jesus able to sleep in this storm? Good question! BECAUSE HIS FATHER WASN’T …

Behold, He who keeps Israel Shall neither slumber nor sleep. The LORD is your keeper; Psalm 121:4,5a

Jesus knew His Father would keep Him safe….. His Father is YOUR Father.

“'I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God.' [John 20:17]

Jesus was a living illustration of “storm faith” to His disciples. To know and have absolute confidences in this fact……is what “storm faith” is.

Are you in a storm??. Right now, this minute…..know this, stand on this, even say this outloud an proclaim it…..God is MY FATHER…..Just like Jesus…..I can have peace in this storm. Then trust Jesus to say…”peace be still” You’ll find you have faith in the next storm.

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