People have this idea that problems will always arise, they’ll always be some tribulation that one has to go through but the question would be, why would you want to rebuke something that you’ve already permitted to take control of your life?. You can’t ask God to calm a sea which you provoked by calling it Rouge and dangerous. Your word is power and power is in the word. The faith one has in God can’t be focused on prayers after some problem pops up but on the ability to rebuke problems. To rebuke temptation… To rebuke things that you know have a possibility to arise.. To not entertain life’s ideas and to be the first person to ask yourself, why should I let this storm destroy me when I have a God who has the power to calm it with a single word. Why should I stress about the possibilities instead of focusing on the positives?
“He maketh the storm a calm so that the waves thereof are still.”Psalms 107:29
God made the sea and knows its capabilities, a mechanic knows how far his machine works and what it’s capable off but he also knows how to turn it off. The same applies to a dog owner, he knows how promiscuous his dog can be but it’s his choice to pull it back or let it go. It’s your life and you know what sways you, so the question is.. Why let it?, when you have a God who can get rid of your worries, what can sway you?
Matthew 8:26 says it well when he says, “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.” When one has faith in the lord there is no room for fear, only hope. If you have fear and anxiety that your problems won’t end. They won’t not because they like staying around you but because of your lack of faith in them leaving you. It’s a declaration that you have to make and realize its authenticity.
Luke 8:24 says, “And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, master, we perish. Then he arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm.” When Jesus was asleep in a storm the first thought that came to mind as he knew it was going to happen but wanted to make them understand who God was. Often people only give him time when there is a problem, but God isn’t a vending machine, he might be the storm calmest or whatever you call it but he isn’t a machine. One church member put it this way: “on the street I saw a small girl cold, shivering in a thin dress, with little hope of a decent meal. I became angry and said to God:” why don’t you do something about it? Why did you permit this? For a while God said nothing. Then that night He replied quite suddenly:”
I certainly did something about it. I made you”. It’s not that God doesn’t know our problems and doesn’t know how to fix them. He is our father and he knows our capabilities as much as we know his, he knows we have the strength to heal, the strength to fight, the courage to rebuke our lives’ troubles but it takes faith, and no fear like that of the disciples to declare the calming of your own storm, it takes a warm-hearted soul to bring another little girl in your arms and say I will give you a meal and a place to sleep. It takes one person to encourage another to take up the responsibility to rebuke things that you have power over. It’s not only God’s job, that’s why you’re alive. Make it happen and calm your own storms people!