He Calms the Storm
Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke Him and said to Him, "Teacher, don't you care if we drown?" He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, "Quiet! Be still!" Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. Mark 4:38-39 NIV
“Teacher, don't you care if we drown?"
Jesus, don’t you care that my heart is broken? Jesus, don’t you care that my spouse is abusing me? Jesus, don’t you care that my child is growing away from the Lord? Jesus, don’t you care that my marriage is falling apart? Jesus, don’t you care that I can’t pay these bills? Jesus, don’t you care that my grandmother is suffering in physical pain? Jesus, don’t you care that... ? (Fill in the blank here). Jesus, don’t you care?
Have you ever asked those questions? Have you ever wondered where God was? Have you ever questioned the wisdom in His plan?
When the storms of life come our way, even though Jesus is “asleep in the stern” of the boat, we can sometimes forget that He is working all things for good. The Bible is full of great promises, many of them that I have personally experienced, but when the struggles come, those promises often seem empty at best.
The disciples were standing in water! The boat was about to sink! The waves were getting stronger! The storm was raging! The lives were threatened! The fear was rampant! The trust was diminishing! Ever been there?
Maybe you are there right now. Does Jesus care? May I tell you, based on the Word of God and personal experience, that Jesus does indeed care! He cares, and He has a plan! Hold tight to Him! Call upon Him! Tell Him your fears! Trust only in Him! Then watch Him as He calms the storm! (In His time of course!)
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