Peace in the Midst of the Storm

December 26, 2011

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A furious storm of wind [of hurricane proportions] arose, and the
waves kept beating into the boat, so that it was already becoming
filled. But He [Himself] was… asleep.
–Mark 4:37-38

In Mark 4:35-41, we read how a storm arose when Jesus and His disciples
were in a ship crossing the Sea of Galilee. The disciples got all upset,
but Jesus calmly rebuked the storm, speaking peace to it, and it
quieted down.

Do you know why He was able to speak peace to the storm? Because He
never let the storm get on the inside of Him. The disciples could not
calm the storm because they were as disturbed as it was. Remember, you
can’t give away something you don’t have. Jesus gave them peace because
He had peace to give them. He had a peaceful heart within Him. I tell
you, I want to be the kind of person who has a soothing effect on people
when I get around them. I want to be the kind of person who can walk
into a strife-filled room, and I don’t have to be in there but a few
minutes, and all of a sudden everyone starts to calm down.

When Jesus walked around on the earth, He had something going out of
Him–the anointing or the virtue of God, which is the power of God.
Something was constantly emanating from Him that brought healing and
hope and salvation to people’s lives. It wasn’t just something that God
put on Him; there was a foundation there of how He was living His life.
Yes, He was anointed, but that anointing was not going to be released if
He didn’t live His life right.

And that’s exactly why He never let the devil upset Him. He didn’t let
the storms of life get on the inside of Him. He kept His heart peaceful,
calm, and loving. And we are to be like Him.


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