Mark 4:35-41 That same day, when the evening came, He said to them, “Let us go cross to the other side.” 36 When they had sent the crowd away, they took Him in the boat just as He was. There were also other little boats with Him. 37 A great wind storm arose, and the waves splashed into the boat, so that it was now filling the boat. 38 He was in the stern asleep on a pillow. They woke Him and said, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?”
39 He rose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!”Then the wind ceased and there was a great calm.
40 He said to them, “Why are you so fearful? How is that you have no faith?”
41 They feared greatly and said to one another, “What kind of Man is He, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?”
Do you need to hear "PEACE BE STILL TODAY?" I believe we all do. The world around us is like a stormy sea with raging winds and boisterous waters that can only be calmed by Jesus.
Sometimes we go to bed under the sunshine of life and then we find ourselves awaken to the darkness of the morning. What do we do and where do we turn to?
Today, Jesus is wanting to hear from us. It is time to call on Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we could ask or think, for He alone has the power and authority to calm our storms.
Jesus and His disciples had set out on the sea of Galilee and a unexpected storm arose, causing the disciples to become afraid for their lives.
Jesus, during this bad storm on the sea of Galilee, was asleep at the bottom of the ship. The disciples, being afraid for their lives, seek Jesus to calm their fears and Jesus ended up doing both. He calmed their fears and He also calmed the raging sea with these spoken words, “PEACE BE STILL.”
We see from this text, that Jesus has power and authority ever over nature.
This same Jesus is able and He has the power and ability to speak to our stormy situation too. He is able to calm our raging seas, He is able to tell our storms "PEACE BE STILL", in spite of how high the water may get, regardless of how raging the seas of our life may be at times and regardless of who fierce the winds may blow, Jesus can bring about "PEACE" in the midst of it all.
Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will protect your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
What storm is steering you in the face on today? If we could be honest, we all are either in one of these places. We are in a storm, about to enter one or coming out of one.
What are you gonna do? What decision have you made in the mist of your stormy sea? Keep roaring and fight against the storm in your own strength? Is that what you gonna do?
I have purposed in my heart that I am no longer going to fight life's battles alone. I am gonna get on my knees and call upon the name of the Lord for I know that no storm is too big for Him. No devil in hell is greater than our God for our God is God alone and besides Him there is no other.
This marvelous testimony by the disciples can be ours on today. Yes, we too can take ownership of those words when we too learn to call on the name of Jesus in our storm seas of life.
Faith in Christ alone on stormy days is the call to all of us on today.