Good Life Journal - Mark 4

Scripture:

Mark 4:40 He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”

Observation:

Jesus responds to his terrified disciples with a question; Do you still have no faith?” This seems a little harsh until you realize that they only reason they were on the boat in the storm in the first place is because Jesus led them that way.

Application:

Life can be scary. Circumstances can be overwhelming. However, If the situation we are in is because followed Jesus into it, we must trust that He knows best and has a plan. The disciples were afraid for their lives while Jesus slept. How could He sleep during such a difficult circumstance? Easy, He knew it would not end in their peril. 

A few things…

-Follow Jesus. When I do that I run less of a risk of getting myself into trouble. 

-When things look overwhelming, look to Jesus. If He isn’t freaking out, either should I. 

-Trust He can calm the storm. Even when the waves are crashing I must trust that the same Jesus that commanded the waves is the same Jesus that lives in my heart. 

Prayer:

May I never forget who you are and the great authority that comes in your name.