Main text: Luke 8:25- And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, what manner of man is this! For He command even the winds and water, and they obey him.

1Corinthians 2:5 – That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

What do you do when you are faced with difficult circumstances and the storms of life are raging all around? How do you handle the storms of life? Do you first exhaust your resources attempting to fix the problem before turning to the Lord? Usually we only succeed in making matters worse when we reach the end of our rope. We say, how could He allow this happen? Isn’t He doing something right now to fix it? So, we angrily cry out “Lord, don’t you care? 

These were the exact words the disciples used when they were in the boat and the storm was raging while Jesus slept. They thought they were going to die. How often have we been in situations like that, where there seems to be no way out? The same desperation is what the disciples felt that night. We can say, didn’t they realize they had Jesus in the boat with them? Finally, when they realized themselves, they said, Teacher, don’t you care that we are going to drown?

This is the exact question most of us ask God whenever we find ourselves in situations of life. How often have we been like the disciples? We wonder why he is silent. Why it seems like He doesn’t care. Why do we go through all the worry and struggle when we can just ask Jesus to calm the storm and have faith? 

If we believe God’s word, if we trust what He says completely, then we must know that God is with us too. The Bible says it is impossible to please God without faith. You must believe in God and have faith He can do it. When we are consumed with doubt then, it is impossible to get the answer to what you asked.


Prayer: father, give me a faith that will have absolute and unalloyed trust in you.

BY BISHOP NGOZI DURUEKE (HE REIGNS CHAPEL INTERNATIONAL) To send your testimony, write us: mylivingwaterdevotional@gmail.com.