In Part 1 of this series of blogs on “trust in the storm,” we examined the perfect trust demonstrated by Jesus Christ in the storm on the lake and thus understood in a deeper way the glory and the perfection of our Savior, the God-Man Jesus Christ. Now I want to explore ways that we, too, can become people who trust the Lord, even in the midst of the storms and the threats of our lives. Jesus is our perfect example of trust, and we as His disciples must learn how to live by faith and walk by trust in the Lord in the midst of all our circumstances so that we walk as Jesus walked.
Strategy 1: Prepare for the Storm Long before there is a Storm
Before the storm even begins building on the horizon, before there is even the threat of a storm, increase your faith and your trust in the Lord. As the disciples cried out to Jesus, “Lord, increase our faith” (Luke 17:5). Ask the Lord to increase your faith before the storm appears. Build your house on the rock of Jesus Christ (Matthew 7:24-25) so that, when the rains and the winds of life burst against your house, the structure will stand firm. Before the storm is forecast, make sure that your house is anchored to Christ, that He is your Rock (Psalm 18:2). If your faith is firm in Christ, “Surely in a flood of great waters they will not reach you” (Psalm 32:6). The truth is that we all live on a flood plain, so we must build our faith on the strong pillars of the word of God and the faithfulness of our Lord and Savior. The Lord cannot be defeated! The weakest saint has access to all the limitless power of the Lord of hosts. Therefore, since we are weak and face opponents who are too strong for us (Psalm 142:6), let us quickly learn how to access the Lord’s power and quickly learn to trust Him.
Make it a daily discipline to trust the Lord more. Seek to increase your trust in the Lord every day. If your faith is firm and securely anchored to Jesus Christ, you will be able to entrust your storms, your winds and your waves to the One who alone has the power to say, “Hush! Be still!” SDG rmb 10/9/2016