The wind was blowing, The waves were crashing against the boat. The disciples struggled to keep the vessel above water.
They were tired and weak. The struggle was too hard for them to bear anymore.
The disciples woke their Master from His sleep and told Him of their troubles.
The Lord spoke, and the wind and waves calmed. There was peace on the sea.
In our lives, there are times when we are going through storms of our own. Maybe not actually thunderstorms, but storms that mess with your life and soul.
Through these times it is easy for us to try to handle all on our own. To fix things with no help. To go from day to day without looking to the Lord for help.
Even though we will get tired and weak from the struggles and trials we face, we can know that we can ask our Heavenly Father for His help.
He will heal us and give us the strength to get through the storm. He will lead you through the darkness and be your light. He will hold you close when you feel alone. He will be your peace.
The Hebrew word for “peace” is “shalom.” Shalom is from a root meaning wholeness and completeness.
When we make the Lord our peace or shalom, we make Him the whole and complete part of our lives. We make him the harmony in our out of order lives.
No matter what storm you are facing, the Lord will be there to calm it and be your peace. All you have to do is ask.
Many times throughout the Word of God, the Lord is called Lord of peace. He is peace.
Second Thessalonians 3:16 says, “Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way. The Lord be with you all.” This says in every way and always you can receive peace from the Lord.
He is the Lord of peace. He will be there to calm your storm. He will be your peace. He will be your shalom.
In His amazing love,
• In what ways has the Lord been your peace through your difficult times?