Sometimes it’s God’s wisdom that moves you away from the crowd and into the perfect storm- it’s His perfect will and protection for your life and ministry. One voice should hold your attention…not the many voices of the crowd. When the crowd wanted to make Jesus King after the feeding of the five thousand, Jesus sent the disciples out into a storm to protect them. He wanted to get them away from the crowd that had it all wrong. His Kingdom was not of this world. The crowd wanted to make Jesus an earthly King, but that was not His purpose or will. Jesus wanted to move the disciples away from that kind of Kingdom to teach them about the true eternal Kingdom.
If He didn’t move them away, they would run the danger of allowing the crowd to replace the voice of God. Often, Jesus will take the course of the storm to protect us…not destroy us. He will get you to the other side, He will calm the storm. You will learn much in the storm about what it takes to bring the true Kingdom of God into your life.
After the feeding of the 5000, Jesus goes to pray alone. The disciple take the boat out and a storm comes. Jesus watches from the mountain as they struggle. He then comes to them WALKING ON THE STORM. Peter then declares in a step of bold faith, “Lord, if it be you, tell me come unto you on the water.” Jesus then said, “Come.’ Of course we know what happened. Peter started to sink when he took his eyes off Jesus. Nevertheless, Jesus saves Peter as he calls out for help, and once they step back into the boat, the storm runs away!
When it was all said and done the lesson was simple to see…JESUS WALKS ON STORMS…HE IS THE SON OF GOD…HE WILL GET YOU TO THE OTHER SIDE. Once you are on the other side of your storm His voice is sweeter and strong than if there hadn’t been a storm at all. NEVER FEAR THE PERFECT STORM OF GOD FOR YOUR LIFE.