Updated: Mar 14
Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming.
Ephesians 4:14 NIV
One windy afternoon, three young girls walked along Main Street in the small town of Greenville. The sisters traveled beside each other on a wide sidewalk headed toward the local college campus. A sudden gust of wind swooped down, assaulting them. The younger child’s legs lifted off the pavement as the blast raised and propelled her body backward. She did not advance with the others.
The older siblings turned, grasped her hands, and tugged her close. Now, she stayed in step with them. They ventured along the path, laughing about the strong wind that attacked them. Without help, the wind could’ve tossed the little one around.
Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
Ecclesiastes 4:12 NIV
We can’t control the surrounding storms when our adversary catches us off guard, nor can we control the blasts that blow us off God’s path. God gives us peace and frees us from anxiety in the chaos; then we focus on God.
In Matthew 8:24-27, when the storm hit, the waves swept over the boat. Jesus was sleeping, while the disciples thought they would die. They woke Jesus, and he commanded the winds and waves to calm and it surprised the men that the winds and the waves obey him!
When we battle winds in life, we find strength in God, our protector. Jesus stills the wind and calms the waves for us. He promises to be with us always. Similar to listening to a weather broadcast, we hone into God and listen to the voice of His Spirit. We aren’t afraid of the wind because our Lord protects and strengthens wherever we go. He calms the winds just as He delivered the disciples from harm on the Sea of Galilee.
God our defender,
When I remember the storms that you have brought me through, I’m forever grateful. You are my strength and shelter for all storms in life.
What storm in life do you need God’s protection?
Blessings, Evelyn Collins