Your Storm Is Under His Feet

Sometimes when God is about to do something big in your life, he will separate you from the crowd so he can show you a greater revelation of who he is to build your faith in him. The Bible says in Matthew 14, “And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away” (verse 22).

Jesus had just finished multiplying the five loaves and two fishes and fed a crowd of over 20,000. And the multitude was so excited that they wanted to make Jesus their king. But their motives were wrong. They did not want to make Jesus their king for spiritual reasons but because their stomachs were filled. The disciples were starting to get caught up in the excitement, so Jesus had to separate them from the crowd to keep them from stepping out of the will of God.

“And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone” (verse 23). Think about this. Jesus is God in the flesh, and even he had to get alone and spend time with his heavenly father. The most important decision we can make daily is to set time aside to pray, read the Bible, and seek the face of God.

While Jesus was in the mountain praying, his disciples were obeying his word, heading to the other side of the lake. And “the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary” (verse 24). Notice what the Bible says; “the wind was contrary”. The winds were blowing in the opposite direction of the apostles, against their progress.

Many of you reading this are caught up in a storm and wondering if you are doing something wrong. But the Bible says, “Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivers him out of them all” (Psalm 34:19). Your obedience to the Word of God will not exempt you from the storms of life. This verse proves that you will encounter all kinds of storms because of your faithfulness to God.

So, the disciples were caught in a storm, “and in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea” (verse 25). The very storm that was threatening the lives of the disciples – Jesus was walking on top of it. Glory to God! I dare you to say, “My storm is under his feet!” Jesus did not wait for the storm to calm down. He didn’t even calm the storm because he wanted his disciples to see his power and authority demonstrated over the opposing forces they faced.

When the disciples had begun crossing the lake, it was evening time, but it was now “the fourth watch of the night” or three in the morning. The disciples were caught up in a storm so long they did not realize they had entered a new day. “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning” (Psalm 30:5).

So, the Bible says, “when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear” (verse 26). God is about to give you such a ridiculous breakthrough, it will shock you. “But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid” (verse 27).

“Lord, if it’s really you,” Peter said, “command me to come to you on the water.” “Come,” Jesus answered. Jesus just spoke one word. Just one word, one word can give you authority over your health problems, financial struggles, or marital issues. All you need is one word from God, and your unsaved children or spouse will be set free.
 

So, Peter took a leap of faith and stepped out of the boat and walked on the water towards Jesus. The very storm that he was afraid of, the very thing that was threatening his life – he was now walking on top of it.

Not only is the storm under Jesus’s feet, but the storm is also under your feet. When the word of God comes to your life, it gives you power and dominion over the storms of life. I believe I’m talking to someone. The Holy Spirit is giving you authority over your storm right now. I dare you to take a step in faith and say, “My storm is under my feet.”

God bless,
Pastors Sean and Aimee Pinder

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