Inspired by Mark 4:35-41, @ahyasartroom shares how found solace in God during a difficult time. Relearning how to find God in the midst of the storm and learning to let go of our uncertainties and fear. We hope you will be encouraged by this too 💕

“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?” He got up, rebuked the wind, and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.” Mark‬ ‭4‬:‭38‬-‭39‬ ‭ ‬‬‬‬‬‬

There are times where, like the disciples, all we can see is the storm in front of us that threatens our lives. We cry out to God in despair and question if He even cares for us.

In our own human understanding, reading about how Jesus was sleeping while His disciples were in full-blown panic might give us the impression that Jesus was oblivious or did not care about His disciples until they woke Him up.

But if we take a step back, we will see that the posture that we should have towards the storms is the posture that Jesus had. He was completely at peace, and knew that He would be completely safe in the arms of His Father – adopting that heart posture is how He was able to sleep through the storm!

After rebuking the storm, Jesus asked His disciples: “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” Mark‬ ‭4‬:‭40‬‬

These disciples had been by Jesus’s side over the past few months, watching as He turned water into wine, healed the blind, and cast out demons – they knew He was the Messiah, yet they were still fearful when the storm came.

If we’re honest with ourselves, we’ll see that we’re not too different from the disciples! We know that Jesus has already won the victory, we know that we are precious to God, His beloved children – yet we still fear man, we still fear sickness, and we still fear death.

Today, know that Jesus reaches out to us tenderly, He holds our hands and says, “Peace I leave with you. Do not be afraid!”. May you learn to let go of your anxieties and turn to God. As He is always here to hold you and guide you through the storms of life.

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