I wonder if you feel like you’re in the middle of it right now. You say, “What do you mean, it?” I mean a tempestuous time in your life, a stormy season. You’re just in the heat of the battle. You feel like on every side the winds are blowing, the torrents are rolling, the waves are crashing, your ship is being tossed, and you are in the eye of the storm. That’s just how life is. Now, I wish it wasn’t that way. I wish I could tell you that if you would become a Christian, it’s always calm seas, glassy waters, smooth sailing, sun shining. I wish it was always favorable as far as the climate of life, but it’s not.

Just like in the natural realm, where there are days of sun and then days of rain, so it is in the life of the Christian. Spiritually, there are days, a lot of days, where the sun shines in our soul, but also there are some times when the angry billows roll and it seems like with tempest we’re tossed to and fro, and if it was not for God, we would sink and go down to rise no more.

But I wanna encourage you today that just like we find in a Bible story, the truth still remains for us. Here in John, in chapter number six, there’s an occasion where we find Jesus coming to his disciples and he’s walking on the water. And let me read you some Bible verses.

“When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take him by force to make him a king, he departed again to a mountain himself alone. And when evening was now come, his disciples went down into the sea and entered into a ship and went over the sea toward Capernaum. And it was now dark and Jesus was not come to them. And the sea arose by reason of a great wind that blew. So when they had rowed about five and twenty or thirty furlongs, they see Jesus walking on the sea and drawing nigh unto the ship and they were afraid. But he saith unto them, and here’s my phrase, ‘It is I, be not afraid.'”

Isn’t that amazing? They set sail and the Bible said they never really saw Jesus till after the wind began to blow. They didn’t really see Jesus until the storm began to rise up. They didn’t really see Jesus until the waves got tempestuous. But whenever calamity came, Christ came with it. When the storm rose up, the Savior stepped out. And here comes Jesus walking on the water and he speaks to his children and says, “It is I.” We talk about the eye of the storm, right here’s the I am in the storm and Christ is in the middle of it. And he calms the sea and delivers his disciples.

I tell you this much, the same is true for you and I. We can depend upon the I am of our storm. We can depend upon the Savior who stepped on the sea, who calmed the wind and laid the waves down flat. We can trust in Jesus today and no matter how it is around you, whatever the outlook is, the climate of life, I want you to know he is the I am. He is the I am in the storm and in every season and we can trust Jesus. Be not afraid, don’t have fear, have faith in God. I hope this has been a help in your Christian life today.

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