Psalm 107:25-30 clearly states that only Jehovah can quiet a raging storm.  Here, it is written: “For He commands and raises the stormy wind which lifts up the waves of the sea.  They mount up to the heavens, they go down again to the depths; their soul melts because of trouble.  They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man and are at their wits’ end.  Then they cry out to the Lord in their trouble, and He brings them out of their distresses.  He calms the storm, so that its waves are still.  Then they are glad because they are quiet; so, He guides them to their desired haven.”

     When sailors find themselves in a violent storm—at their wits’ end—and great calm comes in response to their terrified pleas to the Lord, it is time to “give thanks to the Lord for His goodness” (v. 31).  Only Jehovah has such power to subdue nature.

     While sailing on the Sea of Galilee, a great windstorm and tempest came down upon Jesus and His apostles (Matthew 8:23-27; Mark 4:35-41; Luke 8:22-25).  It covered their boat with waves, filling it with water.  They were in jeopardy while Jesus slept.  Once He was awakened, Jesus arose and with two (Greek) words rebuked the winds and the raging sea: “Peace, be still”.  Immediately the wind ceased and there was a great calm.  The apostles asked one another, “Who can this be, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?”

     Psalm 107 confirms the truth of Matthew 1:23—It is Immanuel,

     “God with us”.

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