When Winds and Waves Obey


“Don’t you care that we are about to drown?” That was the question Jesus’ friend asked him. You can hear the panic in their voices. And Jesus didn’t attempt to explain away their panic. There was no “Don’t worry, men”. No irritated “Why don’t you trust me?” No “How many times have I rescued you”?

Instead of addressing his friends, he spoke to the storm. “Peace, Be still.” And, in the simplest of terms. Scripture tells us that “the winds and the waves obeyed his voice.”

Whatever the panic you may face today, whatever your personal “winds and waves”, whatever in life is “out of your control”,

…Whatever stirs your deepest fears, our Lord promises “Peace. Be still.”

It’s not pushing away your fears, or minimizing the seriousness of your concern. It is facing the concerns, and standing in quiet amazement as our Lord speaks to your deepest storms. First…allowing him to quiet your inner storm, then…bring the exterior winds and waves under his control.

May the peace of God be with you today.

Photo courtesy of Ken Jones, copyright 2016

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