Alone In The Storm
Prophetess Virginia Pinto
02 May 2020
“But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.” Matthew 14:24 (KJV)
Imagine yourself as one of Jesus’ disciples just after victoriously feeding 5000 people with just five fish and two loaves and He instructs you and the crew to wait for Him in the boat while He goes up to the mountain to pray but the catch is – there is a massive storm and the fear takes no time to creep in! Chances are you’d begin to question each other, “Why would our protector abandon us when we need Him the most?” Sometimes Jesus leads you into a storm and it has nothing to do with your sin or faith but He will allow you to experience the turbulence for a specific reason. Jesus allowed the disciples to go into the storm simply because there was something He wanted them to learn. It is very easy for us to stop focusing on Jesus and start focusing on the storm because of fear. But God has allowed you to go through certain storms, painful as they were, in order to refine your character and faith. Reflect on your past agonies and those moments in which you felt utterly alone and neglected, and trace the hand of God in that situation. Have you grown? Are you more forgiving, more loving, patient, or tolerant? And more importantly, if you are in a storm right now, take time to convert your feelings of isolation and neglect into those of keenness to see the hand of God revealed before you. Intentionally seek to identify what lessons the Lord is trying to teach you and for what future plans and purposes is He preparing you.
Further reading: Luke 9:10-17; John 6:1-14