When a storm breaks into any surrounding, all things (both living and non-living) in that environment are affected and disorganized, and at times the loss of lives and properties occurs.
According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary;
A storm is any disturbed state of the atmosphere, especially as affecting the earth’s surface, and strongly implying destructive or unpleasant weather.
It can also denote an experience of calamity, in the layman’s language.
There are storms of life that disturb our inner peace and affect us as individuals but what signifies us as God’s beloved/His disciples is how we handle and address them.
Our Lord Jesus Christ is a perfect example of someone who was calm in the face of a storm; when he was in a boat with his disciples, during the great tempest that took place in Matthew 8:
23: And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him.Matthew 8:23-27 (KJV)
24: And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep.
25: And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish.
26: And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.
27: But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him! (KJV).
This same man was also calm during His Crucifixion, knowing fully well that despite the torment, He would overcome the world.
Having Jesus in our lives doesn’t exempt us from experiencing the storm of life. However, experiencing storms in any aspect of life should not enslave us to fear of either the known present or the unknown future.
We can only overcome these storms in Christ’s assurance. In Christ’s assurance, we should not allow fear to dominate us. But instead we should entrust our endeavors and life to Jesus Christ.
Finally brethren, let’s learn to excercise our greatest weapon of warfare: Faith to handle and scale through the storms, because God has given us the power over every difficult circumstance.
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.John 16:43 (KJV)