He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.”
THE WAVES OF LIFE ~
Mark 4:35-41 New International Version (NIV)
Jesus Calms the Storm
35 That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.”36 Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. 37 A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. 38 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?”
39 He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.
40 He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”
41 They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”
THE WAVES OF LIFE ~
The same God that calm the water in the Bible, is the same God that calm the storms in our lives. Waves of change come and go. I've seen God faithful over time and I've seen miracles too. It's hard to understand some whys in our lives. We were taught to ask questions in school and some questions of life will never be answered to us. The big question, when will this season of life be done? When can we walk in public again without a mask or fear of a virus? I go back to Psalm 46:10 be still and know that I am God.
I have friends going through hard things right now. The loss of a loved one, the news from a doctor and it's not good and jobs lost. It's all overwhelming and came be too much on one's heart. I'm praying today for those who hurt and the storm of life just is too much.
God, only you can bring true peace and comfort in times like these. My family and friends need miracles of life. I believe in miracles and I'm holding on for them. Give rest to those who are weary and comfort during whatever they are facing. It's hard to loose a loved one, a job, and hear the hard news from a doctor. Turn things around for people who need you this day. Let hope fill their souls and give joy where it seems to be gone. Take the waves of negative away and give a positive feeling inside their minds. Comfort by waves of peace that just keeps coming and coming. AMEN
Here we are facing a new day. Holding tight to God's promises and believe big for each of you.