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IN THE MIDST OF THE STORM....IS JESUS ASLEEP IN YOUR BOAT?

"My father instilled in me that if you don't see things happening the way you want them to, you get out there and make them happen."

In the book of Mark 4: 35-39. Jesus said to his disciples “Let us cross over to the other side” Jesus made a promise to His disciples. He didn’t say, “Let us perish in the middle of the Sea of Galilee. Jonah ended up in a storm because of his disobedience, but the disciples got into a storm because of their obedience to the Lord. “And a great windstorm arose”. But Jesus was in the stern, asleep on a pillow: Jesus’ true wanted to sleep. But his sleep was not only the sleep of weariness: it was also the rest of faith, for there is a rest of faith as well as a watch of faith.”


Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing? Notice the “we.” Their idea was, “Hey Jesus, You’re in trouble here too. Maybe You had better wake up, get a bucket and start bailing along with us, because we are perishing!” (I laugh) The disciples were afraid, but at the same time there were several experienced fishermen among them. We are often the same way. We feel we know the situation. We’re experts on this one, and all we want Jesus to do is help us bail out our boat. We want Jesus’ help, but we want His help to work out our plan.

Jesus arose and rebuked the wind, “Peace, be still!” As well, Mark tells us other little boats were also with Him. When Jesus calmed the stormy Sea of Galilee, He did not only rescue Himself and the disciples, but all the others in the little boats. All this shows the abiding care Jesus has for His people. “There are many Christians today who seem to think the boat is going down! I am tired of the wailing of some of my friends who take that view. The boat cannot go down. Jesus is on board.”

Do you ever feel that your life is like that little boat in the storm?  That you are being tossed around by the waves, ready to capsize at any moment?  Where is Jesus?  Why would He leave me to suffer like this?

Maybe you have even gotten mad at God, like the disciples did, shouting, “Don’t you even care about me at all?”

The trials and struggles in our lives have a way of making us desperate.  Desperate for relief.  We want Jesus to take it all away.  We want Jesus to calm the storm.  But sometimes, like those disciples in that wave-battered boat, we miss the comfort that was right there with us all along.

Is Jesus asleep in your boat?  Go cling to Him.  It’s the safest place you’ll find.

Prayer:  Do you want to go to him now and cry to Him to say the same to that storm in your life? I do and I just said to him before sending this message that every storm in your life shall be still in Jesus name now and forever more. You know sometimes we lose our way, sometimes we struggle with our faith. But if you put your faith on God you can never go wrong. One thing I can tell you is that there is no perfect church but there is only one perfect God.

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