- Mark 4:34-41 But without a parable spake he not unto them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples. And the same day, when the even was come, he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side. And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships. And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full. And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish? And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith? And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?
- Jesus is always with us, but He may appear to be asleep. We must remember that Jesus never sleeps: Psalms 121:3-4 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
- Jesus may just be waiting for us to come to Him and ask Him to protect us from the storm, or to take us through the storm or to still the storm.
- Jesus is the Master of winds and waves; He is the Master of storms in our lives. He can calm the storm and He can calm our hearts in the storm's midst.
- Faith in Him can and will dispel the fear of the Storm.
- Seeing His Mastery can cause us to put our fear in the right place, that is we should fear (reverence, stand in awe of Him who is the creator, the Holy One, the Almighty God, yet He cares for me! Yes, He cares for me! 1 Peter 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
Oh yes, He cares, I know He cares,
His heart is touched with my grief;
When the days are weary, the long nights dreary,
I know my Savior cares.
~Words: Frank E. Graeff, 1901
Storms in our lives may seem to rage, but God can still them and give peace and a great calm. Eventually the storm will pass entirely and He will bring us safely to the other side. Each storm will cause us to realize that is is He who is in control and our faith and trust will dispel our fears and must be in Him alone.
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