It is well

Preacher: Ev. Anne Mugure Kamura
Message: It is well
Readings: Mark 4:35-40

 We have prayed and waited on God as a country during this election period. Am here to tell you that it shall be well.
Isaiah 3:10 says “Go tell the righteous that it shall be well with them.”
 Therefore it is well with us when we are righteous.
 From the reading, we have read of how Jesus and his disciples were sailing in a boat and Jesus fell asleep.
 They then came across turbulence and the disciples were afraid they would drown.
 The disciples thus cried out to Jesus asking him whether he did not care that they were drowning.
 Jesus woke up and commanded the water to be quiet and the water became calm.
 The disciples were amazed at what Jesus had done.
 They realized the power of God.
 Whenever we are faced with storms its good to know that God will always be with us showing us his power.
 We are in the election period and we have prayed and should now believe that it will be well.

There are things that we learn about storms, which are:-

1. Storms in life such as disease come to destroy us. The primary purpose of a storm in our life is always negative.
2. Storms are unavoidable and so they will come whether you like out it not. Nobody is perfect and we will have to encounter storms at one point or another.
3. Storms have positive purposes in life. The storm in the reading came to remind the disciples that God is able. At times we don’t appreciate when storms come, the moment they come but we appreciate their positive purpose later.
4. Storms in our lives influence others in one way or another.
5. Storms don’t last forever.

In Isaiah 54:7 God told the Israelites that he had abandoned them for a brief moment.

The things we should do when storms come to us are:-

1. Examine yourself and know yourself and your relationship with God.
2. Learn to trust in God. The disciples called upon Jesus when they encountered the storm.
3. Make the right decision to walk with God. If Jesus was not in the boat the disciples would have have died. When we walk with God he will quiet the storms in our lives.
4. Know that God will either calm the storm or calm your heart.

Remember the story of Paul (2 Corinthians 12:7-9) when he prayed to God to remove a thorn in his flesh but God did not remove the thorn but instead God told him that his grace would be sufficient for him.

 Storms in our lives do not mean that we are not walking right with God. They may come to being glory to God.
 Let us then trust God knowing it will be well with us if we walk righteously before God.

Mark 4:35-40

Jesus Calms the Storm

35 That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” 

36 Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. 

37 A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped.

 38 Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?”

39 He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.

40 He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”

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