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God had a message for the people of Nineveh: This one job was given to Jonah. He was to go preach the repentance message to the people, encouraging them to turn around and change their ways. Jonah decides to go on a ship heading to Tarshis; the wrong direction. Before they got to Tarshis a storm came and almost tore their ship apart. Jonah confessed to be the reason, and he was thrown into the sea. God causes a big fish to swallow him and spit him at Nineveh. Not even a storm stopped the purpose of God.
Jesus got into a boat and invites His disciples to go to the other side. A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?” The disciples were filled with fear, even after knowing fully well that they were with Jesus: The man they had seen changing water into wine, healing the sick and raising the dead. Jesus got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. God’s purpose was accomplished through the storm.
Storms are real, they come and at times mess up with our plans. But they cannot prevent the purposes of God. No matter the magnitude of the physical, emotional, physical or psychological storm it will not overpower the purpose of God. Maybe you have spent a long while in the storm and you are almost giving up; today be reminded that it will not last forever. Even in the storm, God is with you, He is our peace in the storm. We talk about our God who is bigger than our storms, don’t let any storm stop you; keep your eyes on the God who created the oceans and the seas.
I pray that our hearts will not be troubled by the unexpected storms of life. That through it all we shall fins confidence in knowing that God’s purposes and instructions will always prevail. Not even a storm can stop God.