Mark 4:37–38 (NIV84) — A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?”
Did you get the part where I would probably be sea sick? Did you get the part where Jesus would have surely been sprayed if not outright splashed by the waves? This wasn’t the Queen Mary. It was a small fishing boat. Yet he slept. That is such an amazing peace. Jesus had such peace that when most feared for their lives, it had no influence on Him. Incredible!
So how about you? How’s your peace level? How is it when people offend you or circumstances come about that bring you to a financial shortfall? How about when you are cut off in traffic or get a poor health checkup? Where do you go? Jesus is asking us:
Mark 4:40 (NIV84) — He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”
I think we should answer this honestly and go from there. Our problem is we don’t want to answer this honestly we just want to grunt more faith out or confess positively or deny our fear. The starting place of faith is getting a revelation of “why” we are afraid. We have a belief system and thinking that needs to be corrected. I don’t know about you but I want to get to the place of sleeping through the storm. Ah…, does that mean I have to endure more storms? Not really. The storms, they come.