After God Calms the Storm

There is an incredible story found in Mark 4: 35 – 41.  It is the story of Jesus telling the disciples that they were going to cross over to the other side.

Mark 4: 35 “…He saith unto them, Let us pass over to the other side.”

These were the words of Jesus, who is called the Word of God.  Anything Jesus says should be believed and acted upon in obedience.

While they were crossing over to the other side a great storm of wind arose, while Jesus was in the back of the boat asleep.  

The disciples spoke out in terror, without any faith in what Jesus said, declaring “Master, carest thou not that we perish?”

The disciples obviously did not believe what Jesus declared, “Let us pass over to the other side.”  Since Jesus declared that, faith believes what Jesus said despite what they saw, heard, felt or may have thought in their minds.

Mark 4: 39 Jesus rebuked the wind and said unto the sea, Peace be still and the wind ceased and there was a great calm.

Here is my point today in this blog.  Look how the disciples reacted to such a great miracle of deliverance.

Mark 4: 41 “and they FEARED EXCEEDINGLY, and said one to another: What manner of MAN is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him.”

How many times has we faced storms in our lives?  How many times have we read that God will deliver us from these storms?

Have we trusted in His promises of deliverance?  Have we believed the Word of God?

I noticed that His disciples FEARED EXCEEDINGLY.  I also noticed I did not hear a thank you.  You think they would have worshiped Him or acknowledged Him for who He was and the great things He has done.

Instead they said, “what manner of MAN is this…”

This was not mere man.  This was the Son of God who demonstrated to them a loving and caring Father, who was ever with them, even in a storm.

Think of the many times that God has delivered you from a storm in your life.  Jesus said that in this world we would have tribulation, but not to fear because He has overcome the world.

Read the Word of God and see how many times in the Bible we read about God’s promises of protection and deliverance.

Rather than cry out in fear and proclaim your own demise, speak boldly the promises of God.  When God delivers you out of that storm be quick to give Him praise and thanks, declaring Him to be the Son of God, your savior and your lord.

Rather than cry out in fear; rather than speaking words of death and destruction, trust Him and stop leaning on your own understanding.

Don’t be moved by what you see, hear, feel or what others may be saying, just trust God.  Let Him say to you, “Oh ye of great faith.”

Speak God’s word and trust in Him and He will calm the winds of adversity and calm the raging sea around you.  

It is God’s pleasure to intercede on our behalf.  Praise His Holy Name.

- Pastor Jim

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Karina Joseph - September 29th, 2022 at 2:18pm