February 22, 2017
Maybe you’ve been at a place in your life when everything seemed just perfect. You were sailing along—perhaps like the disciples the night they were in a boat before a storm hit (see Matthew 14:22-27). Just hours before, they had seen their Master feed five thousand, and they were left with a sense of exhilaration and power. After all, they were following a miracle-worker.
And then…it happened. The winds became boisterous, the rains poured, and water filled the boat. Yet this storm did not take the Wave-Walker, the Lord Jesus, by surprise. After He fed the 5,000, He sent them on this journey. “And straightway Jesus constrained His disciples to get into a ship, and to go before Him unto the other side, while He sent the multitudes away” (Matthew 14:22).
The disciples were not there because they were out of the will of God; they were there because they were in the will of God. Perhaps right now you are in the eye of the storm and it looks like your little boat is sinking. Let me tell you something: There is nothing that comes to you that He does not cause or allow. God has not relinquished His rule upon His universe."