Jesus Calms The Storm

Posted By on October 24, 2014

By Michael Young

Mark 4:35-41 (ESV) 35 On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” 36 And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him. 37 And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was already filling. 38 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?” 39 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. 40 He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?” 41 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?”

Thoughts and Reflections

Our relationship with Jesus does not guarantee that our lives will be storm free it just guarantees us a safe landing. We are not guaranteed that our ship, which represents our life, will not be struck; we are guaranteed that he will not leave us. By faith we allow God to move in our lives because faith is the connection by which God’s power is manifested. Although, if we are in the mist of a storm we must ask God for help when we are in it. God is able to use the storms in our lives to bring us closer in our dependency of him and his will for our lives.

In closing, we must remember that as long as we are focused on the storm we will prolong the solution that we are meant to see. If we can keep our eyes on Jesus then we will not only be kept at peace, but we will also have the strength to see it through. Therefore, our lives will always flow in the direction that God wills for us to go.

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