“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?” 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. He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?”Mark 4:38-40
Peace and good to all.
If my share my insights on the above gospel.
Jesus calming the storm is one of Jesus great miracles that we read in the Bible. It tells us also the story of how fear at times can overcome us even as we walk in Christ, just like His disciples in the above gospel.
Fear like worry is a tool used by our unseen enemy to distract us from a life with Jesus. Look at the disciples in the gospel, they were in the actual company of Jesus already, and yet, they feared they will be perished by the storm. At that time, their fear of the storm is greater than their trust in God. That was why Jesus after calming the storm, asked them: “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?”
Faith is the antidote of fear. Faith in God helps us overcome fear that badgers us from time to time. And, faith is developed thru personal relationship with Jesus, making Jesus a part of your daily life, thru prayer, reading the word of God daily and sharing it to others, doing good deeds, etc. For faith without action is dead and fear lurks in a faithless life.
We all experience turbulent storms and monstrous waves in our lives. We sometimes question God for these life’ storms. We question instead of trusting God. We question because of lack of faith or of little faith in God that He is in control and, that He will protect us during the turbulent times in our lives. When we think there’s nothing more to hold on to, let’s hold on to our faith. Hold on to our faith in God and we will overcome whatever fear that we have, big or small, seen or unseen. “The Lord is my light and my salvation , whom shall I fear. The Lord is the stronghold of my life, with whom shall I be afraid.” – Psalm 27:1