Christ: Our Help in Life's Storm
John 6: 16-21
16 And when evening came, his disciples went down unto the sea; 17 and they entered into a boat, and were going over the sea unto Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them. 18 And the sea was rising by reason of a great wind that blew. 19 When therefore they had rowed about five and twenty or thirty furlongs, they behold Jesus walking on the sea, and drawing nigh unto the boat: and they were afraid. 20 But he saith unto them, It is I; be not afraid. 21 They were willing therefore to receive him into the boat: and straightway the boat was at the land whither they were going.
There is an old proverb that says man's extremity is God's opportunity, that statement has its merits. However, there is another truth as well. That truth is man's extremity is also man's opportunity to discover an extreme God.
In other words, trials in life can lead you to see and know the Lord of life. Yes, in the midst of extremities, there is a God who is extraordinary.
That is the context of our scriptures this morning.
The disciples are in an extreme situation, but they discover that there is no extremity that is to extreme for God to show up!
There is no pain that is to painful for him to meet.
There is no distance to far that he can not come to be closer. In other words, there is no trouble that is too troublesome for God.
There is no darkness to dark that his light cannot penetrate.
There is no conflict that is to chaotic that He will not enter to bring peace.
There is no fear that is so frightening that causes Him to be fretful!
Sometimes life storms can become God's spiritual curriculum that actually teaches us. You know the purpose of a curriculum, it design is to teach you and enhance your knowledge.
Remove the storm or storms and you may have removed the lessons of life. Remove the storm and you may very well rob the believer lessons that lead to gradu ...
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