Father, so many times I act just like the disciples in the boat during the storm.
I choose to focus on the storm around me. In the face of the strong winds, the high waves, the tossing of the boat, I look at the opposition, the circumstances that block my way, and the hopelessness of things turning out right.
All the time forgetting Your promises of protection. Even though I know You are there with me, I do not see how You are at work in the situation, and I cry out to stir You to my cause. “Lord, don’t You care…?”
Many times, I can almost hear You say the same words to me that You spoke then; “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”
Sometimes You do calm the wind and still the waves. Other times You simply hold me in Your arms while the waves buffet me. And sometimes You inspire me and increase my faith with a vision of future calm waters and blue skies, reassuring me that it will be all right.
Thank You for being with me in the storms. Thank You for speaking to me in songs, scriptures, promises, and visions.
Thank You for the truths You give me in Psalm 37: “My salvation comes from the Lord; You are my stronghold in time of trouble. You help me and deliver me; and save me. Because I take refuge in You.” Amen
Mark 4:35-41; Psalm 37:39-40