“On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him. And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was already filling. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke him and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?” And they were filled with great fear and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?” Mark 4:35-41
In my last post I wrote about how sometimes we are invited to step out into the unknown and onto something that is contrary to us. In this one I simply want to remind myself and everyone who reads this that even in our storms the Lord is with us. If He can rest during these trials and tribulations surely we can rest assured that He can calm the storms of our lives if we but call on Him.
In the calm that follows take time to be quiet and “Be still and know (recognize, understand) that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations! I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10 Marvel at His greatness and, don’t forget to give Him thanks and praise Him for all that He has done.
Lord Jesus, even the wind and the waves obey You. We recognize and confess You as Lord and Savior and we know that You are here with us even in the midst of the storms in our lives. We are weak Lord and afraid, please rebuke the wind and the waves so that we can see Your power and marvel for ourselves in a very personal way. I thank You and praise You Lord for giving me these inspirations. Help them to be an encouragement to all of us today. Help each one of us to be able to be still and just know that You are God. Give us each a heart and spirit of thanksgiving and praise and let us each worship You from the depths of our hearts and have a song of praise on our lips today. It’s in Your Holy Name Lord Jesus that we pray. AMEN!