By Mark Shields
This day with God will be amazing because He’s protecting us in our time of need. We can take courage, for God is there for us. Today, we continue the journey reading Mark 4:35-41.
After teaching near the shore of the Sea of Galilee, Jesus told His disciples to go to the other side. A storm came up and the waves were breaking over the boat. Jesus was asleep so the disciples woke Him and explained their fear of the storm. Remember, four of the disciples were fishermen so they had knowledge of the ferocity of the storms on this sea. The command Jesus gives to the waves is, “Quiet! Be still!”
Photo Credit – Rembrandt – Christ in the Storm on the Sea of Galilee – Link
Our life is full of the storms. There are storms of sorrow, of problems, and anxiety but the way to respond to these storms is to replace these storms with faith in Jesus. Our confidence grows when we know He is with us in the midst of the storms.
Because of Christ, we have a great power. The same power that calmed the storm in today’s passage so let us take on our fears head on by facing them one by one knowing that we have on our side a greater power than the storms.
This day with You Lord, we face storms head on because with the help of the Holy Spirit, we have a power greater than these storms. We truly believe that You are with us in these storms and we are not afraid. You are our life preserver and if the storms of life throw us into the depths of the sea, You will keep us afloat. Because of our faith in You, we will step ahead with courage knowing that all things will work out. Amen.