In the account of the storm in John chapter 9, we see Jesus send His disciples directly into a tumultuous situation. Oftentimes, we forget that Jesus knew about the storm long before it actually hit the Sea of Galilee. However, this was an intentional command to His disciples. From this account, we learn several key things about how God sees and handles the storms in our lives.
1. God is Not Surprised by Our Storms. He knows they’re coming, and sometimes, He is even the one to send us into them. Jesus knew His disciples would face nine hours of grueling work, but He asked them to get into the boat anyway. When you’re in the midst of a tumultuous season, rest assured that what surprised you is no surprise to God.