Calm During The Storm

Calm During The Storm

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As evening came, Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Let’s cross to the other side of the lake.’ So they took Jesus in the boat and started out, leaving the crowds behind (although other boats followed). But soon a fierce storm came up. High waves were breaking into the boat, and it began to fill with water. Jesus was sleeping at the back of the boat with His head on a cushion. The disciples woke Him up, shouting, ‘Teacher, don’t you care that we’re going to drown?’ When Jesus woke up, he rebuked the wind and said to the waves, ‘Silence! Be still!’ Suddenly the wind stopped, and there was a great calm. Then he asked them, ‘Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?’ The disciples were absolutely terrified. ‘Who is this man?’ they asked each other. ‘Even the wind and waves obey him!‘”
– Mark 4:35-41 [NLT]

When storms enter our lives, we naturally get scared. It’s normal to feel scared when trouble arrives; the disciples responded the way most of us would when we hear bad news. Jesus was sleeping through the storm as it wasn’t happening, not because Jesus was oblivious to what was going on, but He knew God was ultimately in control.

Storms are unavoidable, but we can still keep our peace knowing that God is on our side. I remember when one of my friends’ mom had covid last summer. I was really concerned because of how server covid can be, but she kept a positive attitude, not because she was a happy-go-lucky person, but because she trusted God. God will sustain us in the midst of our troubles.

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