Let’s assume you have accepted Jesus as Your Savior — you have now you are following Him into the boat. But now, in a stormy part of your life when the waves of doubt are crashing in and you need Him the most, does He seem to be asleep? I think that all Christians have felt that way at one time or another. But it is during those seemingly silent times that we can learn so much.
“And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him. And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep.” ~ Matthew 8:23- 24 (ESV)
So what happened when the disciples in that boat called on Jesus? Jesus was asleep as the storm raged. Why? Because he had total trust that God would protect Him. He was at peace. Jesus knew His life was protected and that God would not let Him down. He wanted His disciples to sleep in peace as well. He still does. If we have faith, we can rest in the assurance that no matter how our boat is tossed, God will be there with the life preserver.
“Jesus was….” He didn’t leave them. He was right there with them in the boat the whole time. They followed Him into the boat. He didn’t vanish in a poof into Heaven and say, “OK, it’s all yours. Now, you handle it. See you later.” No matter what we go through, we can be confident our Lord is right there beside us. We can call on Him.
Jesus responded to His disciples’ pleas for help. He calmed the waves. Maybe like the disciples, you also scream for Jesus to wake up and do something, then marvel, just as they did, when He does it. So lets thank God for never leaving our side in the good times and in the bad, and rest in His peace knowing that whatever happens, He is with us.
Have a wonderful day resting peacefully in His arms. Love you all in Christ.
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