“And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm”. Mark 4:39
When things that we do not understand confront us to discomfit us or cause significant destructions in our lives, many a time, the first natural human reaction is fear or the expression of distress. This was the case of the disciples in the scripture above. A heavy storm arose as they crossed to the other side with Jesus. They were terrified, cried out in fear and called on the Master who was sleeping in the hinder part of the ship.
The very phrase that has been used severally in the scriptures is “fear not.” In Isaiah 41:10, the Lord assures us that He is with us, and there is no need to be dismayed because He is our God. If we have a deep understanding of this, we can handle situations without losing ourselves. Again, Psalm 46 describes how God is present to help even if the world blows up and the mountains crumble. Just so you know, you are not alone in that situation, and you are not the first to face that condition.
How did Jesus still the storm? We all believe that it is because He is so powerful, and only Him could have done it at that time. True! All power belongs to Him. However, one significant thing about His ability to speak peace to the storm is that He had peace within Himself. He is the Prince of Peace. He released the peace He had in him to the storm, and everything was calm. If we know that God is in our midst (Psalm 46:5), then we can be sure that we will remain unmoved despite the turmoil everywhere. Verse 10 of that same Psalm says, “Be still, and know that I am God…”
You must be still in order to still that storm by the power of God!
Jesus asked the disciples after the great calm, “how is it that you have no faith”? In order words, even though the Master was with them, they did not believe that they will still land safely without a single hair falling from their heads. The boat cannot capsize with the Master of the Universe in it. It is only those who do not have Him in the boat of their lives that are unsafe. The world is too stormy to sail without Jesus. Invite Jesus into your life today if you have not done so. If you have, trust Him always and know that He is always with you.