Read: MARK 4:35-41
“On the same day, when evening had come, He said to them, “Let us cross over to the other side.” (Mark 4:35).
Jesus had informed His disciples that they were crossing to the other side of the sea. On their way, a storm arose and threatened to overturn the boat. Meanwhile, Jesus was sleeping soundly on a cushion on the lower deck of the boat, obviously undisturbed by what was going on. Jesus hadn’t given them any details about their journey. He only informed them there were going over to the other side and then went off to sleep. When the disciples woke Him up in their fright, He said to them: “why are you afraid, do you still have no faith?”. He was saying, irrespective of what was encountered on the journey, getting to the other side was guaranteed. He had given them His word and it was settled.
Psalm 119:89 states: “Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven”. If God has spoken, it is as good as done. What has God promised you in life that looks like it will never happen? Irrespective of the tossing or tempest going on around you, do not doubt the faithfulness or ability of God to bring it to pass. Even though God seems so far away, be rest assured that you will get to other side. Here’s God’s promise to you this day:
O you afflicted one, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will lay your stones with colorful gems, and lay your foundations with sapphires. I will make your pinnacles of rubies, your gates of crystal, and all your walls of precious stones. All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children. In righteousness you shall be established; you shall be far from oppression, for you shall not fear; and from terror, for it shall not come near you. Indeed, they shall surely assemble, but not because of Me. Whoever assembles against you shall fall for your sake… No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment, you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is from Me,” says the Lord. –Isaiah 54:11-17
You are a child of God. Be rest assured, what He has promised is as good as done.
IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Pst (Mrs) Oke Chinye, Founder of The Rock Teaching Ministry (TRTM).
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