Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Jesus is the Answer

     The boat violently rocked to and fro.  As the boat tossed about the lake, death seemed inevitable for all those aboard.  In fear the disciples searched for Jesus.  Despite the severity of the storm brewing around Him, Jesus slept peacefully. (Matthew 8:23-27)

     How often life's difficulties rob us of peaceful sleep.  Sometimes we spend time tossing and turning in our beds as we mull over the events of our day and try to figure out what we can do to fix it.  We figure we must be smart enough and clever enough to repair the mess we find ourselves engulfed in at times. 

     When the disciples realized they couldn't stop the storm they searched for Jesus.  Did they actually know Jesus could calm the storm?  The Scriptures seem to indicate that they didn't when they asked, "What kind of man is this that the winds and waves obey Him?"

     Jesus' desire for us remains the same.  He wants us to have faith in what HE can do to care for us.  He wants us to learn to snuggle in beside Him and know that the storms are His job to calm for us. 

     How can you let Him solve what you're struggling with  today?

Saturday, August 18, 2012

What kind of things do you feel display you are trusting the Lord instead of trying to fix things yourself?
This will be a place to be encouraged to rest in the presence of the Lord and find His rest....everyday for all things.