Sunday Devotional: Mark 4:35-41

“On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.”  And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him.  And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was already filling.  But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke him and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?”  And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.  He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?”  And they were filled with great fear and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”

We all go through tough times in our lives.  We all have storms that we have to deal with that blow through our lives.  But as followers of Jesus, we don’t deal with these tough times alone.  God is right there with us.  He knows what we’re going through each day.  He’s steady and firm through all the storms.

Jesus wasn’t worried about the storm.  He was peacefully sleeping through it.  The disciples were the ones who were worried.  And several of them were fishermen, so they understood what dealing with a storm was like and even they were worried.  But Jesus wasn’t worried.  He had everything under control.  He calmed the storm and made things at peace again.

Jesus can calm the storms in our lives as well.  We can trust in Him to get us through any and all storms.  So as we go about this week, let us trust in Him to do that.

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