Jesus calmed the storm.
He did it for his disciples, he does it for you now.
35 That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” 36 Leaving the crowd behind, they took him, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. 37 A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. 38 Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?” 39 He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. 40 He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”
There are a few times in my life where I felt his hand, ever so still and calm on my shoulder and in my heart.
I remember a time where looking for an internship in undergrad was the only thing that mattered. Throwing friends and summer camp ministry aside was all too easy to try to achieve this goal.
I can still feel the stress crawling down my neck when I landed in New Jersey for my first move for a job out of school; having to find a car, apartment and my social bearings in a mere weekend was all too fast.
Two years ago, my world changed again, from the scenery and career shifts. Budgeting for worst-case scenarios as an adult is just scary and I can’t even imagine what that would be like now during this biological and global economic crisis.
Through all of these moments, eventually, these storms were quelled. I felt then and in hindsight that God had a leading plan, these turbulences in life passed away, and I found peace in knowing He is in control.
This might be another pandemic post, but I want it to come across to you as a passage of peace of mind.
Jesus is our peace and reminds us that faith and trust
When you read this through your phones and computers tonight, I want you to gently calm the buzz and hum of life around you and try to listen to His voice. He’s waiting for you, waiting to calm your storm.
Tanner Williams has been involved with Enspire Productions since 2010.