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On the same day, when evening had come, He said to them, “Let us cross over to the other side.” Now when they had left the multitude, they took Him along in the boat as He was. And other little boats were also with Him. And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling.

Mark 4:35-37 NKJV

Continued from yesterday…

Yesterday we established that God can be involved in something and it may still turn unpleasant. Let’s take a look at some things that seemingly went wrong despite God’s involvement. God called Abraham into the Promised Land but Abraham faced rejection, hostility, animosity and drought in the new land God called him to possess. God told him, “I have made you Father of many nations,” but decades later he was still childless.

God led the Israelites out of Egypt, but they were faced with the red sea ahead and Pharaoh pursuing hard after them with all the sophisticated weapons and with his well-trained army. God told the Israelites to possess the land but there were giant descendants of Anak in the land.

God told Mary she was carrying the messiah but the religious authority, state authority and royal institutions were after Him. In today’s text Jesus had just told His disciples “Let’s go over to the other side,” and a smooth journey soon became tempestuous.

Paul went out to carry out God’s instructions, walking in the will of God and he encountered satanic resistance. He was arrested, arraigned, shipwrecked, amongst many other distresses.

So when things go wrong, when a relationship goes sour, when the project goes bad, when things don’t happen as expected what do we do? We can learn from God. What did He do? Did He just quit, throw in the towel, and start all over again? No, He fixed it. How did He fix it? By the thoughts of His mind and the words of His mouth.

He conceived a new earth, He envisioned a new world, He thought out a new creation which now included man. He went on to create, by the spoken Word, the dream He conceived within.

To be continued…


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