Good Life Journal - Mark 4
Mark 4:40 He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”
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.
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.
May I never forget who you are and the great authority that comes in your name.