April 28, 2020
Today’s devotion is based on the story of Jesus calming the storm as it is written in Matthew 8:23-27, especially verse 26, “[Jesus] got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm.”
The disciples were scared. They thought they were going to die. Jesus was sleeping as if he did not have a care in the world much less cared about them. But he did. They had to live through the storm until they realized that Jesus was their only hope. When the time was right, he answered their prayer by calming the storm.
Surveying the daily ‘storm scene’ presented by COVID-19 unveils our weaknesses, exposes our doubts, and strips away our feelings of safety. In our personal storm of uncertainty, health concerns, or job insecurity, even as the waves of future fears sweep over us, Jesus calmly comes to us each day. His invitation to be together is personal and real. He is waiting for us to pray for his help. Listen for his calming voice.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Heavenly Father, creator, and sustainer of all things, seen, and unseen, that you for your calming presence in my life. Help me in my fears to remember your power and glory so that I can withstand whatever storm in my life is troubling me. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.