When we find ourselves in the middle of a storm, we may be tempted to think that somewhere along the way we missed God’s will. It’s like the old Bugs Bunny line spoken whenever things didn’t work out the way he had planned, ”I knew I shoulda taken that left turn at Albuquerque.” We question our decisions and if we really heard from God. Surely, we cannot be in a storm and in the center of God’s will. Right?
Think again. In John 6 that is exactly where the disciples were. But they were not alone, and neither are you. Jesus saw them while He was up on the mountain praying. And then He came to them walking on the water. He told them to cheer up because He was there. And the next thing the disciples knew, the storm was over and they were at land!
When you are caught in a storm, don’t immediately jump to the conclusion that you’ve missed God’s will somewhere along the way. The whole you-went-left-when-you-should-have-gone-right thing. Remember that while you may not be able to see the Lord in the midst of your storm, He can see you! Not only that, He will draw near to you (Psalm 34:18). And He can deliver you out of the storm suddenly!
God never promised us smooth sailing. He promised us a safe landing.
Pastor Todd Weston