If you will receive Him in the middle of your contradictions and in your trick bag, He can take a storm and turn it into peace. When Jesus shows up in your messed-up situation, things change. When Jesus shows up in your stressed-filled, jacked-up scenario, ground gets covered quickly. When Jesus shows up—not simply because you hear His Word but because you receive His Person—He can close the gap of time, the gap of a situation, the gap of not enough and the gap of resistance. Jesus can immediately turn what looked like certain disaster into a supernatural miracle.

The principle is this: When you’re between a rock and a hard place or out in the middle of a storm with darkness all around you, receive Jesus into your situation. He will join you. Not only will He join you, but He can get you where you needed to go all along.

What’s best about that is that He can do it immediately. If He can cross four miles of sea in a wooden boat in less time than it would take to stick an oar in the water, then He can easily handle where He’s taking you.

When you hear His voice in the middle of your mess, receive Him. He wants to join you. He’s just waiting to see what you are going to do.

Tony Evans, Between a Rock and a Hard Place (Chicago, IL: Moody Publishers, 2010).

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