Mk.4:39 – “Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.”
I wonder how much time I have spent worrying about things that never happened. The disciples were worried about what this storm was going to do to them. All they could think about was wind and waves. The funny thing about this scene was that Jesus was right there with them in the middle of the storm. He always is. As a matter of fact, He is with us right at this very moment. Whatever your winds or waves are doing Jesus has been right by your side all along. He is the Prince of Peace and even the storms of life all subject to Him. Barclay describes this passage like this:
“He gives us peace when life’s problems involve us in a tempest of doubt and tension and uncertainty. There come times when we do not know what to do; when we stand at some crossroads in life and do not know which way to take. If then we turn to Jesus and say to him, ‘Lord, what will you have me to do?’ the way will be clear. The real tragedy is not that we do not know what to do; but that often we do not humbly submit to Jesus’ guidance. To ask his will and to submit to it is the way to peace at such a time. He gives us peace in the storms of anxiety. The chief enemy of peace is worry, worry for ourselves, worry about the unknown future, worry about those we love. But Jesus speaks to us of a Father whose hand will never cause his child a needless tear and of a love beyond which neither we nor those we love can ever drift. In the storm of anxiety, he brings us the peace of the love of God.”
What did this recent storm do to your world? Regardless of what you are dealing with He has your end result in His hand. We may not know how or when we will get to the other side of the storm, but the Prince of Peace has everything under control. Storms make it look like He has forgotten or abandoned you, but you can rest assured He can handle your problems even when He takes a nap.