It really fascinates me to see the surfers move with grace over the roaring waves of the mighty ocean.. I always wonder how they do that! But I’m sure it’s not a oneday thing.. It takes months or maybe years to become a professional surfer!
The Tempest Calls!
So leaving the crowd, they took Him with them, just as He was, in the boat. And other boats were with Him. And a fierce windstorm began to blow, and waves were breaking over the boat, so that it was already being swamped.
Mark 4:36-37 AMP
Every one of us begin our Christian journey, happily accepting Jesus ‘just as HE was’- Son of Man, born in flesh who made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men(Philippians 2:7) for us to be saved from sins!
But soon enough.. Our little boats face storms and tempests and the happy journey turns into a horrifying experience! At times we feel like being swamped..and.. Suffocated and we are drenched in anxiety and drowned in depression!
Your sailor’s got this!
But Jesus was in the stern, asleep with His head on the sailor’s leather cushion. And they woke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are about to die?”
Mark 4:38 AMP
At those perilious times.. We often feel like GOD’S asleep and that we’ve totally lost control!..
But.. What we tend to forget is that the sailor’s still in control!..
We cry in despair like the psalmist saying:
Awake! Why do You sleep, O Lord? Arise! Do not cast us off forever. Why do You hide Your face, And forget our affliction and our oppression? (Psalms 44:23-24)
But we forget that..
HE who keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep! (Psalms:121:4)
We feel as though God doesn’t care!
But we forget that..
We are called to cast our burdens on HIM because HE cares for us!
King of the Waves:
Then He arose and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water. And they ceased, and there was a calm. But He said to them, “Where is your faith?” And they were afraid, and marveled, saying to one another, “Who can this be? For He commands even the winds and water, and they obey Him!”
Luke 8:24-25 NKJV
Amidst the chaotic situation, we become overwhelmed and tend to forget who our sailor actually is!
Our hearts that accepted Jesus Christ just as HE is.. fails to recognize HIM as the MIGHTY EL-SHADAI who is the ruler of the ocean and the king of the waves!
Where’s your faith?
In another translation, HE calls them..
Oh you of little faith!Sometimes GOD allows tempests in our lives..not to show us our weakness.. But to display HIS greatness!
Has your mustard seed faith that moved mountains for you before.. failed infront this tempest?
Remember who’s in control!
HE tests you not to drown you.. But to teach you..!
To teach you the art of trusting Him amidst the stormy waves.. To teach you how to surf the waves of calamity with serenity!
For HE said:
Let us cross over to the other side..
Just remind yourself that The One who promised you this.. is faithful to take you across the other side..!
Even today as you read this, HE speaks to you saying:
My dear child,
All I want you to do is to trust me!
Take my hand and walk along with me on the water!
Let’s do this!
Let’s cross over to the other side.. Together!