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The God Who Is Bigger Than Our Storms

By Dan Strand

A. His Inclination Is To Hear Us!

That's His nature! Immediately Jesus inclined Himself to them! God is never in such a deep sleep that He doesn't hear our faintest whisper. Aren't you glad for that? Jeremiah 33:3 says, "Call to me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know." God wants us to call on Him!

One amazing thing that doctors have verified is that a mother often has a special "ear" for her baby's cry. Mothers can often distinguish their own baby's cry in a room of crying babies. What in the world? For me, and most men, one child's cry is the same as another. If you've heard one, you've heard them all. But not to a mother.

Why? Because God made her with a special "ear" for her baby. She is inclined to hear her baby.

But that pales in comparison with God's ear for the cry of His children. Psalms 34:17-18 says, "The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves such as have a contrite spirit." In your trouble, cry out to God — He's waiting for you.

B. His Inclination Is To Help Us!

Although Jesus was sleeping, I think the disciples misunderstood the nature of His sleep. They evidently thought that "sleeping" meant that He was unaware of their present danger, or that He was unconcerned for their personal lives, or maybe He was unable to make the difference that they needed.

But Jesus was no less God when He was asleep than when He's awake. Jesus was no less God when He was lying down than when He was standing up. He rebuked the wind and storm and produced a calm! Psalms 34:19 says, "Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all." No matter how dark our life may seem, we must believe the truth that His inclination is bigger than our storm!

IV. His Intervention Is Bigger Than Our Storm (Luke 8:25)

These disciples had seen other miracles before, but notice what they said: "What manner of man is this?" The way He intervened was unreal. They were saying, "It's not human!"

Let me ask you something: If God can control the wind and the waves, don't you think He can control your storm? If God can alter the very laws of nature, I believe He can help me with my problems! . . . Don't you? There is no storm too big for God to handle! Do you believe that? Even the wind recognized His authority and the storm was just a platform for Him to do His work on. Romans 8:28 says, "And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose."

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