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Mark 4:38–40 (ESV): 38 But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke him and said to him, "Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?" 39 And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, "Peace! Be still!" And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. 40 He said to them, "Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?"
Living the Christian life takes true faith. We are constantly challenged to fear the battles we face. Never forget who leads us into the battle. He has a purpose for all that we encounter. Trust the Lord and watch Him calm the storm.
After Jesus had ministered to a multitude He told the disciples to get into the boat and cross to the other side. On the way, they encountered a storm and while the waves were raging Jesus was sleeping. The disciples woke Him with an accusation of not caring. He immediately stood and spoke to the wind and the waves, "Peace, be still" and they obeyed Him. Jesus then asked His disciples, "Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?"
What does Jesus have to do to show you He's got you? What will it take to get you to respond to circumstances by faith rather than fear? He has seen you through every situation this far, He won't fail you now.
Stop looking at what is seen and look to the unseen. Trust in the Lord and watch Him work in miraculous ways. He who has begun a good work is faith to finish it, amen?
Father, we thank You for Your faithfulness to us. Forgive us for doubting You. May we live by faith in all circumstances and never fear for You hold us in Your hand. Increase our faith even now we pray in Jesus' name, amen.
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