When Storms Come

Text: Mark 4:35-41
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?
Introduction: Notice that Jesus told His disciples to get into the boat and go to the other side – in other words, they would make it… but they had to “GO THRU IT” in order to “GET TO IT”! Sound familiar? Storms do not take our Lord by surprise.
1. When we go thru STORMS, we can TURN to JESUS (v.36-38)!
2. When we go thru STORMS, we can TALK to JESUS (v.38)!
3. When we go thru STORMS, we can TRUST in JESUS (v.41)!
Conclusion: Someone has well said, “Either we are in a STORM, coming out of a STORM, or getting ready to go into a STORM!” May God help us “GET THRU IT in order to GET TO IT!”
Love y’all,
Dr. Randy Reese