Calm the storm…get in the boat!
Just ask, get closer, have faith
In the midst of the violent storm, Jesus sleeps in the boat and the disciples are afraid. The disciples ask Jesus, ‘Don’t you care?’ He calms the storm and says, ‘Why are you afraid?’ Mark 4:35-41 (Gospel Reading for Sunday, June 21, 2015)
So how big is your faith? Can you trust that Jesus is with you in the storms of your life?
This is one of my favorite Scriptures when I feel like all is lost or a situation is hopeless! I have recently had a moment where I said to God, “You promised me You would give me what I need when I need it!” You said that Your grace is sufficient for me! (See 2 Cor 12:1-10)
Over and over again, Jesus says to us, “Why are you worried? Your faith is so small!” I think I totally felt like maybe God doesn’t really care.
I have to give the disciples a bit of credit. Not only were they in the boat (Jesus told them to and they listened), they brought Jesus with them!
There is an important element that brings me back out of my darkness or despair and that is my friends. Funny how the disciples are all together in the boat. That didn’t seem to help. They needed to go wake Jesus up. They go to the One who can really help save them. While that was my ultimate go to – I prayed and talked to God, it was my husband and friends who were Jesus in the flesh for me. They were the ones who could help me through and give me hope. This is it! If we aren’t hope for others, we are not living the way Christ wanted us to. So check in with your friends, offer some hopeful words and help them carry their burdens. You might even need to get in the boat!
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