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From: "REVIVAL List" <prophetic@...>
Date: Fri, 07 Aug 2009 11:41:14 +0100
-David Wilkerson.

The greatest danger we all face is not being able to see Jesus in 
our troubles - instead we see ghosts. In that peak moment of fear 
when the night is the blackest and the storm is the angriest, Jesus 
always draws near to us, to reveal himself as the Lord of the flood, 
the Savior in storms. "The Lord sitteth upon the flood; yea, the Lord 
sitteth King for ever" (Psalm 29:10).
In Matthew 14, Jesus ordered his disciples into a boat that was 
headed for a storm. The Bible says he constrained them to get into 
a ship. It was headed for troubled waters; it would be tossed about 
like a bobbing cork. Where was Jesus? He was up in the mountains 
overlooking the sea; he was there, praying for them not to fail in the 
test he knew they must go through.
You would think that at least one disciple would have recognized 
what was happening and said, "Look friends, Jesus said he would 
never leave us or forsake us. He sent us on this mission; we are 
in the center of his will. He said the steps of a righteous man are 
ordered by himself. Look again. That's our Lord! He is right here! 
We've never once been out of his sight."
But not one disciple recognized him. They did not expect him to 
be in their storm. Never, ever did they expect him to be with them, 
or even near them, in a storm! But he did come, walking on the water. 
There was only one lesson to be learned, only one. It was a simple 
lesson, not some deep, mystical, earth-shattering one. Jesus 
simply wanted to be trusted as their Lord, in every storm of life. 
He simply wanted them to maintain their cheer and confidence, 
even in the blackest hours of trial. That's all.

SOURCE -  http://davidwilkersontoday.blogspot.com
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