I was thinking about all the prophecies I have heard lately, especially the negative ones. I remembered a story I read a couple years ago, I want to share it with you today:
Years ago, a farmer owned land along the Atlantic seacoast. He constantly advertised for hired hands. Most people were reluctant to work on farms along the Atlantic. They dreaded the awful storms that raged across the Atlantic, wreaking havoc on the buildings and crops. As the farmer interviewed applicants for the job, he received a steady stream of refusals.
Finally, a short, thin man, well past middle age, approached the farmer. “Are you a good farm hand?” the farmer asked him. “Well, I can sleep when the wind blows,” answered the little man.
Although puzzled by this answer, the farmer, desperate for help, hired him. The little man worked well around the farm, busy from dawn to dusk, and the farmer felt satisfied with the man’s work. Then one night the wind howled loudly in from offshore. Jumping out of bed, the farmer grabbed a lantern and rushed next door to the hired hand’s sleeping quarters. He shook the little man and yelled, “Get up! A storm is coming! Tie things down before they blow away!” The little man rolled over in bed and said firmly, “No sir. I told you, I can sleep when the wind blows.”
Enraged by the response, the farmer was tempted to fire him on the spot. Instead, he hurried outside to prepare for the storm. To his amazement, he discovered that all of the haystacks had been covered with tarpaulins. The cows were in the barn, the chickens were in the coops, and the doors were barred. The shutters were tightly secured. Everything was tied down.
Nothing could blow away. The farmer then understood what his hired hand meant when he said ‘I can sleep when the wind blows’, so he returned to his bed to also sleep while the wind blew.
You see it is the same with us – we have no need to fear any storms that may come our way, we too can learn to sleep through the storms, just like Jesus did. Jesus knew he was in the perfect will of God, in the very destiny God had placed him. Jesus knew the storm had no power over him but that he had all authority over that storm, therefore he slept in peace. Jesus said ‘MY peace I leave with you.’ We have the same peace Jesus had, we can sleep through storms and wind. We also have the same authority Jesus has, we too can speak to the storms in our life and command peace to come.
I see people daily who fear what is going on in the world or what is coming to our great country, I am here to remind you today that there is nothing to fear. Fear is not of God. We can continue to walk in faith, just as Jesus did. We can continue to sleep in peace, just as Jesus did.
When you’re prepared, spiritually, mentally, and physically, you have nothing to fear. Can you sleep when the wind blows through your life? The hired hand in the story was able to sleep because he had secured the farm against the storm. Are you secured against any storm that could come your way? Is there any preparation you need to take to make sure you are secure? We secure ourselves against the storms of life by grounding ourselves in the Word of God.
Become secure by grounding yourself in the word of God concerning health and healing, finances, peace, successful children and whatever else it is that causes you to fear. Replace that fear with the word of God. In His word is perfect love and perfect love casts out all fear. Refuse fear and demand and proclaim peace.
One thing is for certain, storms come and go, winds will blow, but we don’t have to allow them to move us. We abide in the solid Rock that is Jesus Christ, our house is built upon Him alone; we have nothing to fear. We don’t even need to understand, we just need to remember who holds us steady while the winds blow. He is faithful. He will hold you steady friend….rest in Him.