Very often what we consider to be the worst situation, is not what God thinks. God sees many things we do not see, and that is the importance of knowing that. In Mark 4:38, we see how the disciples were thinking of death, while Jesus was thinking of rest. Jesus knew he had a complete control over the storm and the waves, so he did not even consider it or think about it, but decided to sleep.
But the disciples were jumping all over the place. How often we are faced with situations in life, where all we see is the ‘storm’ and can not see the help which is provided from God. Do we think that God will let us enter into the storm of life, in a certain situation, and be without him, in that stormy situation? No, he is always there, right in the middle of the storm with is, just as Jesus said that he will never leave us, or forsake us.
The help the disciples of Jesus needed during the storm, was right there in front of them, but they did not recognize it. God’s help for us is already prepared for us from God, even before we enter the stormy situation of life. God knows any future storm we will face, so he prepares the help we need, even before we enter that situation. Confidence and faith, go to bed and sleep, and just chill and relax, in the eye of the hurricane.
Fear on the other hand, worries for things, which many times, do not even happen. What if? Even for our ‘What if?’ in our life, God has the answer. We all have destinations, somewhere in life to go. Jesus had a destination, to take the disciples on the other side of the lake. Jesus knew the destination where he was going, even through the storm.
Jesus knew that no storm, no enemy, nothing will stop the plan of his Father, about going to the other side of the lake, with the disciples, to do what he saw and heard from the Father. ‘Even if I walk through the shadow of death, You are with me’. We all want a smooth sailing through life, but God sometimes, has something different in plan for us.
He wants to test our faith, to see how it is doing, and usually, the test is not easy, but no temptation will face us, more than we can bear, as He has promised. God wants us to be like a surfing man, to ride above the waves of the storm, in order to arrive, to our God given destination.
The one who created the storm and the waves, Jesus, was right there with them, with the disciples, and he is with us always, to help us ride the waves, instead of drown.