I wrote this post almost a year ago, but with all of the struggles that my family is facing right now, I went back to look for it. I hope that others may draw comfort from it as well.
In Mark 4:35-40, we read about Jesus teaching the people with parables of the sower and the mustard seed. When evening came, He was tired and He and His disciples sent the multitude away and got in a boat to travel to the other side of the Sea of Galilee. A great storm arose, while Jesus lay asleep in the back of the boat. His disciples became scared and woke him up saying, “Master, carest Thou not that we perish?” He arose, and rebuked the wind and said unto the sea, “Peace, be still.” Immediately the wind ceased and there was a great calm. Jesus said unto them, “Why are ye so fearful? How is it that ye have no faith?” This made them exceedingly fearful, amazed that even the wind and sea obeyed Him.
Have you ever thought about how having Jesus in the boat with them – didn’t prevent them from being in the storm? Even with Jesus beside them, they still had to go through the storm. The same goes for us – we are not promised that our Christian lives will be “storm-free.” But – with Jesus beside us – the storms are powerless! He is in control. Sometimes, like the disciples, we get scared, but we must remember Luke 1:37, “For with God, nothing shall be impossible!” May we “draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you.” (James 4:8) God Bless, Courtney