The apostles said to the Lord, “Show us how to increase our faith.” Luke 17:5 NLT
Hello precious one of God, I hope you’ve had an awesome day in The Lord.
Today’s song is quite interesting because we’ll continue in the theme of yesterday.  In our previous post, we outlined the fact that with God, nothing is impossible. We also clearly said that when we’re facing difficult situations, it’s easy to lose hope but that once we remember how God helped us previously our faith is renewed.
As Pastor Steven Furtick says it so beautifully:
We can borrow the faith for our next battle from our previous victories in Christ”.
This is probably what inspired him, Matt Redman, Chris Brown and Mack Brock to write “Do it Again” one of my favourite Elevation Worship songs.

In my yongest years I thought that being a Christian meant that you would never have to face any struggles. However, with time, I realized that it’s not because you’re a Christian that you won’t face difficult seasons, or that there won’t be any storms in your life. In fact, Jesus said this:
John 16:33 NIV

I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”

Jesus Himself said that we would have many trials and sorrows. There are a few people in The Bible who came to realize the hard way that being with Jesus all the time didn’t mean that they would never have storms in their lives.
Luke 8: 22-25 NLT

One day Jesus said to his disciples, “Let’s cross to the other side of the lake.” So they got into a boat and started out. As they sailed across, Jesus settled down for a nap. But soon a fierce storm came down on the lake. The boat was filling with water, and they were in real danger. The disciples went and woke him up, shouting, “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!” When Jesus woke up, he rebuked the wind and the raging waves. Suddenly the storm stopped and all was calm. Then he asked them, “Where is your faith?” The disciples were terrified and amazed. “Who is this man?” they asked each other. “When Hhe gives a command, even the wind and waves obey Him!”
As you can see, these guys were in a boat with The Saviour of the world, but this didn’t stop the storm from coming. That’s how it is. But the fact that Jesus was in the boat with them, the fact that Jesus is in your boat, that He is present in your life eversince the day you called upon The Name of The Lord, is a guarantee that you’ll reach your destination safely.
  • Why was Jesus so calm despite the storm?
  • Why did Jesus ask them where was their faith?
  • Why did Jesus calm the storm?
I believe that even if Jesus hadn’t calmed the storm and had kept sleeping, they would have arrived safely on the other side of the lake, why? Because Jesus was in the boat.
The same goes for your life and mine. At times God won’t calm the storm, but you’ll nevertheless reach your destination safely.
Try to recall some seasons in your life which looked unbearable, seasons in which you clearly ”saw yourself drowning” and you cried out to God thinking that He was asleep, but here you are now, you’ve survived the storm because Jesus was with you.
As I said, I believe that even if Jesus hadn’t calmed the storm, they would have reached their destination safely. Nonetheless, the panic and fear expressed by His disciples had a specific purpose. God wanted to show them through that event, that Jesus was able to calm the storm, and that nothing was impossible for Him. I am totally convinced that God permitted that not only for the discpiles at that time but also for you and me, so that next time we’re in a storm that we won’t throw our faith away, but we’ll remember through this story that God is able to calm the storm and to make us reach safely.
When you have such peace and faith in your heart, that the God who calmed the storms for the disciples, who took you through last time there was a storm, who never ever failed you, is going to Do It Again, you become the devil’s worse nightmare.
1 Samuel 17:37 KJV

David said moreover, The Lord that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, He will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine. And Saul said unto David, Go, and the Lord be with thee.

The storms will just stretch your faith further. The more you’ll face storms, and the more you’ll see Jesus helping you miraculously, the more your faith will increase, and that’s what God wants for you.
Next time you’re in a storm, picture Jesus asking you ”Where is your faith?”, and try your best to put all your faith in Him, and lie down at the feet of your Master, take your nap in the boat along with Him because, you’re in safe hands.


  1. Remember one time where all hope seemed lost and God Helped you anyway
  2. Thank God for this
  3. Borrow faith from that previous victory in order to fight the battle in which you’re now
  4. Sleep tight tonight, knowing that Jesus is in your boat, thus it’s going to be ok (no sleepless night tonight)


It’s Now Your Turn

Please leave a comment as praise report of a time where you recall that God calmed the storm for you, this may encourage others going through a storm. Also please feel free to share any prayer topic.
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Thank you so much for reading
God bless you
Victoria Eyog


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