The old adage, “when it rains, it pours”, often times reigns true. When you are driving in the rain, it seems never-ending and depending on the amount, can be scary. When you are waiting for the rain to end, it takes forever.
The disciples found the stormy weather in Mark 4 very nerve-wrecking. The wind was whipping vigorously and the waves were devastating: “And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was already filling.” Mark 4:37
This storm, however, was different because Jesus, the Prince of peace, was resting calmly in the back, napping. Jesus rebuked the wind and waves and went back to business as usual.
We all experience stormy weather. We, like the disciples, as believers in Jesus Christ, also have the Prince of peace, resting calmly in our lives as we go crazy. Our reaction to the storms of life testify of our faith in the Prince of peace whom is resting in our own boats. So why then do we fret and start to panic when encountering stormy weather? The questions Jesus presented to the disciples is the questions we must consider as well:
“He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?” Mark 4:37
We can not afford to let the stormy weather defeat us. Operating with the power and authority of the Holy Spirit, we can command the winds and waves to calm down. We are able to speak to that storm and let it know that the Prince of peace is with us and that He is where our faith lies.
Have faith in the midst of the storms of life. Believe in the author and finisher of our faith. Believe in His power and authority. Believe in His commitment to your victory over the storms of life. We must learn from the disciples on the boat. They chose to fret, we must choose to stand. Jesus is with us.
Let’s put our trust whom has saved us from the stormy weather time and time again:
Peace and Blessings