The Storm

18 Now when Jesus saw a crowd around Him, He gave orders to depart to the other side of the sea. 19 Then a scribe came and said to Him, “Teacher, I will follow You wherever You go.”20 Jesus *said to him, “The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.”21 Another of the disciples said to Him, “Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father.” 22 But Jesus *said to him, “Follow Me, and allow the dead to bury their own dead.” 23 When He got into the boat, His disciples followed Him. 24 And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being covered with the waves; but Jesus Himself was asleep. 25 And they came to Himand woke Him, saying, “Save us, Lord; we are perishing!” 26 He *said to them, “Why are you afraid, you men of little faith?” Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the sea, and it became perfectly calm. 27 The men were amazed, and said, “What kind of a man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?”

-Matthew 8:18-27

How often are us mothers sleeping peacefully at night and the next thing we know “The Storm” has woken our child? Our child comes to us scared; seeking comfort and a solution.

Sometimes the solution is simple. For example, there is a toy casting a scary shadow in the glow of their night light. Therefore, we move the toy and our child falls peacefully back to sleep. However, sometimes the solution is not so simple.

Fortunately, us moms have a 24/7 help line just a prayer away. Where the answering service offers us strength, patience, love, and hope. All of which help us moms guide our little ones through “The Storms” in their nights.

My childrens’ storm for the first few months in our rental house, after the fire, was the wolf. When the movers were moving our rental furniture in, a huge long haired golden retriever came running into the house right at us. Being the height of a toddler and an infant all my children lost it, shaking in fear.

Even after the dog had left every time they heard a noise they would cry saying the wolf was in the house. I would hold them in my arms, letting my love for them relax their minds and bodies. Our children have faith in us moms. They know if they wake up scared, we will be there to comfort them.

The Lord is this way as well. No matter how frightened we get or what difficulties we are facing, just like His disciples, He wants us to have faith in Him. The stronger our faith in God the less scared and hard our difficulties will be.

Child like faith, seek Him like our children seek us when “The Storms” of life come our way.


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