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Is Your Ship Being Battered?

You may be enduring a contrary wind in your life. On top of the already difficult life changes due to Covid19.

A contrary wind battering the boat doesn’t mean that God didn’t command you to set sail.

‘Immediately He made the disciples get into the boat and go ahead of Him to the other side, while He sent the crowds away. After He had sent the crowds away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray; and when it was evening, He was there alone. But the boat was already a long distance from the land, battered by the waves; for the wind was contrary. And in the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea. ‘ Matthew 14:22-25

Immediately “He made” the disciples get into the boat!

Do you think Jesus didn’t know a storm was brewing?

He knew.

Yet, He also knew that nothing would stand in His way when He was ready to get them.

Where are you? Are you worried you are too far away for Him to reach you?

My Jesus created the winds and the waves. And He holds my life in His hand even when I am standing right here on dry land.

I’ll praise Him either way.

Taming the Flesh and Extending the Mission,

Johnathan

He saw them in their time of struggle

When it was evening, the boat was in the middle of the sea, and He was alone on the land. Seeing them straining at the oars, for the wind was against them, at about the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea; and He intended to pass by them. But when they saw Him walking on the sea, they supposed that it was a ghost, and cried out; for they all saw Him and were terrified. But immediately He spoke with them and said to them, “Take courage; it is I, do not be afraid.”  Then He got into the boat with them, and the wind stopped; and they were utterly astonished, for they had not gained any insight from the incident of the loaves, but their heart was hardened.
Mark 6:47‭-‬52 NASB
http://bible.com/100/mrk.6.47-52.NASB