And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full. Mark 4:37
Life is easy when there are no storms. But how do you react when a huge storm hits your life? Who do you turn to? Some will say the don’t need anyone, but there always comes a time when a storm is greater than you.
The disciples were caught in a great storm, they all thought they were going to die. They were in full panic mode, where was there faith?
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? Mark 4:38
During this storm, Jesus was asleep on the same boat as the disciples. They got mad at Jesus and said “are you not going to save us?” Do we find ourselves doing the same thing? We all love Jesus until the storm hits our life. Then we yell at God because we don’t like the situation were in.
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. Mark 4:39
Jesus quickly rebuked the storm and a great calm came. Just like that when we think this storm will overtake us, in one second God can fix it. Do we truly have faith that God is in control?
And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith? Mark 4:40
Jesus wanted to know why the disciples were so afraid? Could it be the disciples didn’t truly have the faith to believe Jesus would save them? Fear is a natural human reaction, but we need to develop the faith strong enough to trust God in the storm.
And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him? Mark 4:41
Jesus displayed his awesome power, the same power that rose him from the dead. So next time your in the storm, will trust in Jesus to save you? Don’t allow fear to overtake you, allow faith to comfort you in Jesus Name Amen