Are you facing a storm? Then take a peek into the night Jesus quiets a storm with his words.
It’s a scene (Mark 4: 35-41) where Jesus and his disciples take a boat ride away from the crowd, and a storm rises up, and the waves pour into the boat, rocking it, threatening to sink it.
(Maybe you’ve had that kind of week. Or month. Or season.)
Now Jesus was asleep, head on a pillow, resting. The panicked disciples shook Jesus, screaming, “We’re going to drown. Look!”
(Maybe you’ve gotten stuck looking at the size of the waves and forgotten the size of your God.)
Take a look: Then Jesus stood, and literally told the wind to pipe down. “Peace. Be still!”
(Maybe He’s speaking to you in this same way. To slow down. To quiet yourself. To rest in Him.)
In this scene, the wind literally ran out of breath! And the sea became calm as glass. But, take note, Jesus reprimanded the disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?”
They asked, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”
(Maybe, we too, need to row away from our circumstances and worry, moving away from our waves and storms. Then maybe we will then see the mighty ‘words’ of Jesus calling to our aching hearts, “Peace, be still!”)
Psalms 23:4 says, “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”
May the Lord quiet the raging waters as the rush over you. And may you know that even if the storm continues, He is with you! For He is the One who comforts! And knows all about suffering!
(Maybe we forget that Jesus is in our boat. Maybe we think we’re alone. If so, I pray you seek His face, look for His hand, and discover that His words will calm your heart.)