Fear has a way of taking over.
Fear stops us dead on our tracks, hindering us from moving forward in faith.
Jesus was with His disciples on a boat on the Sea of Galilee when a squall hit. (Mark 4:35-41)
It wasn’t unusual for storms to build on the Sea of Galilee. When the cold air from Mt. Hermon which is north of the lake mixes with the warm mist of the Sea of Galilee, explosive weather results.
And it usually comes without warning. (Luke 8:24)
How I wish life’s storms come with warning. Unlike Hollywood movies that have background music to prep us when a bad scene is about to happen, unfortunately, life doesn’t have that.
But it is critical to remember the last thing Jesus told you before the storm hit.
In the case of the disciples, Jesus said, “Let us go over to the other side.” (Mark 4:35)
He didn’t say, “let’s go under” nor did He say, “I will be the only one to go to the other side while you all drown.”
He said we will all cross over to the other side.
Never doubt in the dark
what God has told you in the light.
Jesus’ word should be more than enough. Because God said it then that should settle it.
While the disciples are panicking, Jesus was sleeping.
Their question to Jesus, “Don’t you even care?”
This is predictable and typical. This is our normal response when we go through a difficulty.
My parents are about to split up, God, don’t you even care?
My sister is pregnant out of wedlock, God, don’t you even care?
My brother has cancer, God, don’t you even care?
My friend falsely accused me, God don’t you even care?
Here’s a lesson I’ve seen through the years.
If God brings you to it,
He will bring you through it.
His promise is that He will be with us to the very end of the age. (Matthew 28:20)
He will never leave you nor forsake you. (Hebrews 13:5)