Mark 4:35-41: The storm was a part of the agenda for their day. Did Jesus know it was going to happen? Yes, He knew. Yet He was sleeping peacefully in the boat, without a care in the world. The disciples went into panic. Many of us have the idea that storms only torment us when we have disobeyed the Lord, much like Jonah. The disciples were in obedience, yet the storm assailed them.
They forgot to remember the amazing power Jesus had demonstrated in the many miracles He had done right before their very eyes. They didn't process the fact that Jesus was totally at peace, enough to sleep right through the storm. He was truly secure in God. The disciples had their focus on the storm when they cried out, "Lord, don't you care?"
Our greatest problems come when we take our eyes off the Master; instead, we direct our focus on the storms around us. It is our unbelief, as was the case for the disciples, that fuels our fears and prevents our trust in Jesus. What peace is ours when we realize that He is in control of every situation that plagues us. What peace we will know when we give Him all our anxieties and worries. He will calm every storm that comes our way.
In a world of shallow hope and hope that disappoints, we invite you to come and feast at the table offering Eternal Hope that will forever satisfy. It's a hope that is not dependent on our circumstances and out achievements. Though the winds of discouragement beat at our hearts, we know we can find the true anchor of hope in our Savior and Lord.