“He said to his disciples, ‘Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?’” Mark 4:40.
Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading; Job 20, and Mark 3-4.
It is embarrassing to read how pathetic the disciples could be. I say embarrassing because I am the same way.
Jesus had displayed His power in many ways leading up to the storm they were in. But that didn’t help them face the storm they were in.
Why do I behave the same way? I have a horrible recall of what God has done. I panic in the moment I am in, forgetting my history with God.
There is no situation I will ever face that escapes the influence of God. There are no, “I’ll get back to you on that one.” He’s in charge of everything! Why can’t I live as if I believe that?
If you have read this blog lately, you know that I want to witness to those in my midst, but I am afraid to do it. Why? I have a constant flow of reasons flooding my brain as to why I shouldn’t do it, can’t do it, and won’t do it. I look at the obstacles and see giants. I must look through God’s eyes and know that God is with me. My apprehensions expose the degree of my trust in Almighty God and it is embarrassing.
“O Lord, You are in charge of everything. Forgive me for imagining storms to be beyond Your power. You calmed a sea! I know that You can clear my apprehensions about witnessing for You. I am in Your Hands. Help me, Lord.”
I must trust Him in the calm and in the storm.