Storms are unexpected and they do not make an announcement before they arrive. Similarly, storms in our lives are varied in nature and they can change a situation in a moment. The loss of a job, a loved one or maybe an unexpected sickness can bring a stop to our journey.
And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling. But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?”
One evening, Jesus and His disciples were crossing the Sea of Galilee in a boat when a mighty storm arose, causing the waves to break into the boat. Jesus was fast asleep but the disciples, failing in their efforts to save their boat and thinking they were about to perish, woke up Jesus.
The learning for today from this short passage is that Jesus was in the same boat as the disciples but He was not affected by the storm. The disciples were afraid and tried to battle the storm but were not successful. The reality of the storm weakened their hearts and fear made them give up.
On the other hand, Jesus’ inner faith was strong and He was able to sleep in peace even though a storm raged around Him. In our lives, we may come across many storms on a daily basis but if our faith is strong then we will be able to know the Lord’s peace and walk through the storms.
Jim Rohn said, “We often cannot determine what happens to us, but we can always determine what happens within us.”
I thank You for this day. I want to grow to be strong within so that I will be able to overcome the storms in my life. Amen.
Your obedient servants in Christ,
Theo and Manju