Lord, save us
Written by, Pastor Nomer Velasco
“He replied, ’You of little faith, why are you so afraid?’ Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm.” Matthew 8:26
“Lord, just get me through this storm.”
You know, there’s a story in Scripture about a storm. A time when a boat was rocking amidst the wind and waves, and a begging question was asked to the Saviour.
“Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. 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!’ ”
The thing that sticks out to me in this story is that the Saviour was right there. He was there with the disciples while the storm was taking place. He was not ignorant of the wind and the waves. He was present.
Still it stormed. Still the boat was swamped and about to sink.
Since He was God in flesh, I have to believe He knew the storm was coming—yet He did not exercise his miraculous powers to prevent it.
Still—He was present—there as the storm began to rage.
As the waves threatened to overtake the boat, His disciples seemed to release a desperate plea a lot like us— “Lord, save us!” And Jesus did. Because that’s what He does. Jesus saves.
As we face the hard storms of life, the cloudy dark moments—the times when we think we won’t possibly make it through—we are tempted to think He has forgotten us, left us all alone here–BUT He hasn’t.
As the storm rages around you, remember God is there, too.
Dear God, thank you for being with me even when the storm is raging. In Jesus’ name, amen.