John 6:15-21, When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take him by force, to make him a king, he departed again into a mountain himself alone. 16 And when even was now come, his disciples went down unto the sea, 17 And entered into a ship, and went over the sea toward Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus was not come to them. 18 And the sea arose by reason of a great wind that blew. 19 So when they had rowed about five and twenty or thirty furlongs, they see Jesus walking on the sea, and drawing nigh unto the ship: and they were afraid. 20 But he saith unto them, It is I; be not afraid. 21 Then they willingly received him into the ship: and immediately the ship was at the land whither they went.
As most of us can attest, life is filled with storms, there’s just no way around it. Yet, God often uses the storms of life for His glory and for our good.
God often uses the storms of life to refocus our attention upon Jesus, rekindle our affection for Jesus, refine our life to make us who He wants us to be, and redirect our lives to go where He wants us to go!
In other words, God has a way of getting us to our “place of destiny” – His purpose for our life – even if it means allowing a storm or two to arise. And there’s one thing that we can be assured of, when we let Jesus into “our boat,” we’ll arrive at our destination – His purpose for our life!
O Lord, give us the discernment to know that You are the One walking in the midst of our storm and help us to be willing to invite You into “our boat.”