Handling Life's Storms
Dr. Fred Lowery
Are the winds of adversity blowing against your life? Have the tornados of life ripped through the orderly structures of life leaving you baffled, confused, hurting? Or maybe this past week, some kind of turbulence caught you off guard. Maybe you thought that if somehow Jesus could just walk on water in my life. If He could walk on the troubled waters of my life...does Jesus walk on water today? I think Houston, Texas, would be a good place to go to find that. What a tragedy. Several people have lost their lives because one area got nearly 30 inches of water. Thousands homeless. Then I couldn't believe what I was hearing as I walked through the room, and I heard some man say on television that the river is on fire, the river is on fire, it looks like Hell. That caught my attention. When I looked, the river was on fire. I got three observations. 1) America has had more natural disasters in the last few years than in my entire life. 2) America would be naive and foolish to ignore what is happening and to assume that the events contain no words or warnings of our Lord. Forest Gump knows better than that. 3) Knowing Jesus as we know Him, we can know that He is walking on the water in Houston bringing direction and calmness to those who will allow Him to come into their situation. John 6. Have you turned to that. Preaching through the Gospel of John and having a wonderful time in this great book. We are at verse 16. John Chapter 6, verse 16. When evening came, His disciples went down to the lake where they got into a boat and set off across the lake for Capernium. By now it was dark and Jesus had not yet joined them. A strong wind was blowing, and the waters grew rough. Now here we have an historical situation. Not a myth, not a fairy tale, not some made up story. We have real disciples, it was a real boat, it was real dark, it was a real storm. Verse 19. When they had rode three or three and ...
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