Scripture: Mark 4.
Mark 4:39-40 (NLT)
39 When Jesus woke up, he rebuked the wind and said to the water, “Silence! Be still!” Suddenly the wind stopped, and there was a great calm.
40 Then he asked them, “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?”
(How Can I apply what God is saying here to my life today?)
In our times of trouble, distress, stress, pain, loss, heartache or fear, do we sometimes feel like the disciples did when they felt like Jesus had fallen asleep and/or forgotten about them? Of course we, unfortunately do this. Jesus’ disciples had seen the miracles and the awesome power of God, so they knew what He was capable of doing, that’s why they went to wake Jesus up – because they knew that He could handle the whole situation for them. Today, we have the good fortune of having God’s Holy Word, and we could read about the many different ways that Jesus exerted His power, so we know what He is capable of doing. Why then do we allow our fears to run away with us and create that doubt in our mind? Friends, stand firm in your faith and in the mighty God that we serve. Allow Him to protect, guide and direct our ways for His good. Remember, even though we may sometimes feel like we are so out of control over a situation, we serve a God who can handle it all, therefore we need to let go and let God be God.
(What I will ask of God, in order for me to properly apply His Word to my life)
Lord Jesus, so often we face situations that we feel so out of control in. We face giants in our lives that make us feel so minute and out of control. This passage today has reminded me that You are the Master of this universe, and as such You have the power to control every little detail. Please remind me to willingly surrender my concerns to You and allow You to be God. I know that You love me beyond compare and that You will do things for my ultimate good. Thank You for that kind of love!
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