January 27, 2018
A violent squall came up and waves were breaking over the boat, so that it was already filling up. Jesus was in the stern, asleep on a cushion. They woke him and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” He woke up, rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Quiet! Be still!” The wind ceased and there was great calm. Then he asked them, “Why are you terrified? Do you not yet have faith?” (Mark 4:35-41)
Control – the Achilles’ heel of Christians everywhere. We want to feel as though everything in our lives is under our control. We profess to love and trust in Jesus, but the fact is we are relunctant to relinquish control.
When the storms of our lives come to pass, such as the storm that rocked the boat of the disciples, we panic. As much as we want to be in control, we quickly realize that we are powerless. We call out to Jesus for help.
It is at those times that Jesus locks eyes with us and asks, “Why are you terrified? Do you not yet have faith?”
We would be so much more at peace if we simply put our trust in Him.