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Day 22 | Calming the Storm

Read Mark 4:35-41

Jesus tells the disciples to get on a boat with Him and cross the sea. Later, while out at sea, they find themselves caught in a fierce storm. Several of the disciples were fishermen, so they knew how dangerous this storm was. But Jesus wasn’t worried. Instead, He was sleeping in the stern. The disciples wake Jesus, and He calms the storm immediately and miraculously.

After Jesus calmed the storm, He challenged the disciples asking, “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?” Jesus used this miracle to teach the disciples that He is in control of everything–even the wind and the waves–and that the disciples should trust Him. What storm are you facing in your life right now? Jesus is greater than any storm you could ever face, and He’s in control even over the storm you’re facing now. He’s the Creator of the universe, and everything in it, including the wind and the waves, obeys Him. Imagine for a moment Jesus speaking to you as He did to the disciples: “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?” If you have a relationship with Jesus, you can have peace in any storm you face. Even death itself cannot separate you from the peace that you have in Jesus if you are God’s child. Rather than focusing on Jesus, the disciples focused on the storm around them. As you’re in the midst of a fierce life storm, decide to focus on Jesus and not the storm around you.

Spend time meditating on Jesus calming the storm of your life around you. See that He is not worried about the wind and the waves crashing around you. See that He is the Creator of the universe, and everything in this universe obeys Him. Know that He cares for you and trust Him with your storm.

Pray for 10 minutes