Matthew 14:26-27 (KJV)

“And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, ‘Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.’ “

Storms tend to traumatize us and make us feel vulnerable…so much so, that any news of another storm can create fear and panic.

In 2015, the one-in-a-thousand year flood that we experienced in South Carolina left us devastated. Additionally, during that time, I experienced my own personal storm that could have been fatal. However, in the midst of it all, God reassured me that He was with me, and that I would be okay.

With all the recent storms, we can somewhat relate to Jesus’ disciples, who encountered a storm as they traveled across the Sea of Galilee.

With powerful waves beating against their boat, they thought that the end was near. Seeing what they thought was a ghost reaffirmed their superstition about death. However, in their darkest moment, they heard the reassuring words of Jesus saying, “Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.”

Beloved, be encouraged…for we’re not alone in Harvey, Irma, or any storm…because God is with us!

 

 

Blessings,

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Pastor Wayne Penn, Sr.

Written by Wayne

Wayne is a husband, father, avid reader and writer, and youth minister who happens to believe that Jesus is central to every aspect of life…the individual, family, society, government, philosophy, the arts…and everything in between.

He’s committed to challenging preconceived notions about what it means to follow Jesus, and seeks to engage the culture instead of running from it.

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