God’s got this

28 October 2019
‘Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?’

When life seems to be going wrong, and everything seems up in the air, we have a choice to make. We can either panic or we can trust God and believe that He’s got it all under control. Many of us would like to say we do the second, but often we wonder if we’re going to be able to cope with what we’re facing. We search frantically for things that will help or distract instead of bringing it all to the feet of Jesus and acknowledging that He’s still in control. When the disciples were in the boat and a storm arose, Jesus was asleep. It might have appeared that He wasn’t in control. The storm was raging, the disciples were scared, and Jesus didn’t seem to be waking up and doing something about it. ‘The disciples woke him up, shouting, “Teacher, don’t you care that we’re going to drown?”’ (Mark 4:38 NLT). Sometimes we can find ourselves shouting at God too. The storms in our lives seem to be getting increasingly strong, and we shout at God trying to get His attention. But Jesus ‘rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Silence! Be still!” Suddenly the wind stopped, and there was a great calm’ (Mark 4:39 NLT). There’s no doubt that God has the power to calm our storms too. He’s in control of everything, and can bring calm just by speaking into the situation. Jesus asked the disciples: ‘Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?’ It’s natural for us to be afraid in stormy situations, but God wants us to have faith in Him. He wants us to trust His goodness and believe that He can calm the storm. He is ultimately in control, so why should we be afraid?

 

What Now?

If you feel like you’re in a storm right now, take a minute to bring it to the feet of Jesus and acknowledge that He’s still in control. 

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