“Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!” Matthew 8:24-27
Challenges and struggles are a part of life that every human being has, is or will go through.
In fact, Job 5: 7 tells us that “Yet man is born to trouble as surely as sparks fly upward”; confirming that troubles, challenges and problems are part of our human experience.
Jesus is also clear on the point that problems are a part of life and tells His disciples in John 16: 33, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
What Christ is saying that even though we can expect trials and challenges in this life, the only way we can find peace in the midst of our troubles is by turning to Him. True peace can only be found in Him.
In the middle of the raging storm, He was at perfect peace.
In fact, He was in such perfect peace in the storm, that the Bible tells us that “He slept” while the disciples were in a flat panic as the waves threatened to drown the boat. Christ was at peace in the midst of the storm, because Christ is peace.
We can have peace in the midst of our troubles because Christ has overcome the world and everything within it – that includes the challenges or the trials we may be going through.
And because Christ has overcome the world, He is in charge of every situation, every circumstance and every event that occurs in our lives; and because He is in charge, we can have peace. Real peace. True peace. Peace that surpasses all understanding.
In fact Christ makes it clear that the peace He gives us is not like the peace that the world offers us – “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27
Femi Adebanji I Christian Speaker I Blogger I 3:16 Ministries