Tuesday, November 10, 2020

In A Storm, Call On Jesus

In Mark 4:35-41, we read that one evening Jesus said to His disciples “Let us cross over to the other side” of the lake. So, they left the crowd in a few boats and “a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat so that it was already filling. But [Jesus] was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?” (Mark 4:37-38).

Now, the disciples had no reason to be afraid. They were going to a place where Jesus wanted to go. And since God-in-the-flesh was right there with them in the boat, there was nothing that would keep them from getting there. Yet they panicked.

Scripture tells us “Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm” (Mark 4:39).

Jesus’ words to the wind and waves, as well as His follow-up rebuke to His disciples for not displaying faith, might sound like this today: “Stop worrying! Knock off the anxiety. Quiet your hearts. Don’t you realize I can handle this?”

Jesus’ words “Peace, be still!” invite us to calm our anxious hearts and trust in the One who can not only sleep during the storm but can help us do the same. Although Jesus was asleep in the boat that day, Scripture tells us our God “will neither slumber nor sleep” (Psalm 121:4) and is ever aware of all that we need, right when we need it.

If Jesus can calm the waves of the sea, He can certainly calm the storms in your life and mine.

If He can command the elements of the earth, He can control the circumstances around us or the storm-tossed emotions within us.

Trust Jesus and have faith in Him to see you through your storms.
In A Storm, Call On Jesus

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