Mark 4:35-41 ASV
After a day of teaching by the lake, Jesus said to His disciples, “Let’s cross to the other side of the lake”. Upon getting into the boat, Jesus slept. Shortly after, a great storm broke and the boat started filling with water. The disciples panicked and woke Jesus up shouting, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?” Jesus woke up, rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace be still” (Mark 4:39). Suddenly the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. Jesus asked His Disciples, “Why are you fearful? Do you still have no faith?” The disciples asked each other, “Who is this man? Even the wind and the waves obey Him“ (Mark 4: 34-41).
Pastor Wanje reminded us that even today, many people could be in the midst of a storm, coming out of – or getting into one.
Storms find us without warning. They come in abusive: relationships, a job or business etc. The thunders and waves in the storm could take you into helpless and hopeless situations. At such times, where do you go and what do you do?
- Call the Master, let your request be known to Him. He is near and He has good plans for you.
- Believe that storms have an expiry date and though they threaten, they cannot destroy you.
- Spend time with Jesus. Read His word and call on His promises. He neither leaves nor forsakes us. He hears when we call. He has our best interest at heart.
Jesus rebukes all storms by His command Peace be still.
What storm is swamping your boat today? Is Jesus in your boat.? Call upon the Master. He will rebuke and silence the storm, thus, “Peace. Be still” (Mark 4:39). Jesus has given believers authority to rebuke the storms.
Jesus, you are Lord over the storms I face today. You are able to rebuke them with your word, “Peace be still”. Lord, reveal what you want me to learn through this storm. Give me your peace, I pray.