Mark 4:39 -Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.
Jesus and His disciples had a very busy and full day. Jesus used a boat as His floating pulpit to teach the mass crowd of people that was gathered at the sea shore to hear Him that day.
Evening was setting in and it was getting dark, therefore it was time for them to leave and Jesus told His disciples, "let's go to the other side of the lake."
Having left the crowd behind and making their way across the lake, Jesus and His disciples encountered a storm.
Believe it or not, but sometimes God sends storms and He allows them for a purpose greater than we can see. Remember Job? God allowed it.
While the storm continued to rage, Jesus peacefully slept in the bottom of the boat. Being fearful of death by drowning, the disciples awaken Jesus and asked Him "Teacher, do you not care that we are drowning"?
Just like the disciples, when Jesus comes to our rescue, He speaks to the storms in our life with these powerful and profound words "peace be still". Say this to yourself a couple of times "peace be still Debra", peace be still (your name), for the Lord your God is with you and He will fight our raging seas. He will not let you drown!
God's timing is always perfect when He shows up on our behalf. Not on our time, but in His time. When He shows up, even our enemies will know that it was the Lord who came to rescue us.
After having spoken to the storm and telling it "peace be still", the disciples were amazed to the point of asking "what manner of Man is this?"
I am a witness that over and over again, God will speak peace to our storms if we trust Him and for that I do tell Him "THANK YOU" for being my protector even when my faith at times waiver in the storm.
Jesus spoke to the disciples stormy sea and He is speaking to our storm on today, those same words "PEACE BE STILL".
God bless you all.