At Rest in the Storm

iStock_000007440404SmallAs we sail on the journey of life we can find that storms appear without much warning. A seasoned sailor will tell you that if you cannot get to solid ground immediately, don’t panic: face the storm. A boat has a better chance of not capsizing if it turns to face the waves head on.

One day Jesus and the disciples were in a boat on the sea of Galilee. Jesus was asleep on a cushion at the bottom of the boat. A great storm arose and the disciples began to fear that the boat would capsize. However, Jesus remained asleep.

Jesus’ disciples were so afraid that they woke Him up to save them. Jesus simply commanded the storm to be still. He modeled rest for His disciples in the midst of a storm and He spoke peace to His circumstances.

We can receive Jesus’ rest. As we spend time with our beautiful Savior each day in prayer, we can enter that “supernatural rest” that Jesus has won for us by His finished work on the cross. This rest is not dependent on outside circumstances it is a state of the heart.

As the storms of life come, we can have the peace that transcends understanding and face our challenges head on. We can trust that our mighty savior is in our boat. Our Lord will calm the raging storms in us and cause us to soar over the ones that we face. We can know that God is working out everything in our lives for good as we trust in Him.

Mark 4:35-39, Matt 11:28, John 15:5, Philippians 4:7, Hebrews 4:1, 1 Peter 1:6,

Romans 8:28

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