Thursday 10 March, 2016

Luke 8:22-25

22 One day he got into a boat with his disciples, and he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side of the lake.” So they put out, 23 and while they were sailing he fell asleep. A windstorm swept down on the lake, and the boat was filling with water, and they were in danger. 24 They went to him and woke him up, shouting, “Master, Master, we are perishing!” And he woke up and rebuked the wind and the raging waves; they ceased, and there was a calm. 25 He said to them, “Where is your faith?” They were afraid and amazed, and said to one another, “Who then is this, that he commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him?”

Normally when I look at this passage I see that Jesus calmed the storm and think “how fabulous Jesus will calm the storms of my life”.  Today however I noticed the phrase “Why can’t you trust me?” in verse 25.  That is a big thing – trusting that Jesus knows what to do whenever there is a storm.  Do I trust Him? Can I wait until it’s the right time for Him to calm the storm?

It seems like trusting Him should be straightforward – after all the winds and the sea obey Him.  However, I am not sure that I really do.  I am impatient.  When the world is whirling around me in chaos I just want Him to fix it now.

Not only is the Bible speaking on this but I have evidence in my life that He is trustworthy.  There have been storms in my life and Jesus has enabled amazing things to happen but I get grumpy in the waiting.  I want to get better at waiting.

Lord help me to remember how trustworthy you are.

Written by Therese Manning

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  1. Stephen Fell says:

    Thanks Therese. Good reminder that we do need to trust Him through the storm. “Though I walk through the valley of shadow of death”.

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