|JESUS WILL FLOAT YOUR BOAT|
“And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full. And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?”
We can learn a lot from this classic storm text. The disciples are following Jesus in complete obedience and suddenly a great storm comes upon them. As God’s children, we get surprised when storms rock our boat, especially when we are following Jesus wholeheartedly. But the Master is always teaching his disciples and we must draw this great lesson for ourselves. You see friend, Jesus in your boat, will not exempt you or extract you from storms, but accelerate you into storms. Did you notice the text? In verse 37 – “it was now full”. Do you know what that means? Without trying to be smart, it simply means full, to the brink or overrunning. Now anyone who is familiar with marine craft understands that if the boat is even close to halfway full, it is going down. It is impossible for it to float at that point. But the things that are impossible with man are possible with God. Can you get a visual? – This boat is full ,but still floating, why?? Because only Jesus can float your boat. He will teach you through your storm, your struggle, your trial, your tribulation, that only He can float your boat. Not the ship, not the sailors, not your strength, not your smarts but the SAVIOR! Without Him, you can do nothing, but with Him we can do all things. It is impossible for a boat to sink if Jesus is on board. No matter how contrary and devastating the waves may be, no matter how much water fills your boat- if Jesus is on your boat, it will float! Some of you shouldn’t even be reading this You should have sunk with all that had filled your boat: all the betrayal, rejection, persecution, suffering, anxiety, and depression. But you are still here because Jesus was on board your ship! So here is the shout, you ready? A lot can and will fill your boat, but only Jesus can float your boat! 🚣♀️
Just make sure Jesus is on your boat and you will make it to the other side. No matter what storms come, you will make it to the other side. Jesus will float your boat!