“Being Still in the Storm” by Rev. Robin Arnold
“He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” Mark 4:39-40
The disciples were in a literal storm that was violent and terrifying and their fear overtook them. All they could see were the raging waves as they clung to the side of the boat in fear of their mortal lives. When in fact all they needed to do was fix their gaze on Jesus and allow their faith in Him to denounce every ounce of fear.
Fear creates chaos in our lives. It’s a sign that we don’t trust God.
Fear is crippling. It keeps us from moving forward, from growing. It stagnates us, and if we are stagnated, it affects our ability to have a deep intimacy with God.
Fear is opaque. It covers our God given potential to impact this world for the Kingdom.
Faith in Jesus drives out all fear and stills our anxieties.
Do you realize that the one who has called you to place your whole faith in Him has the power to calm the seas with just His voice? Everything is subjected to His authority; there is no one who is greater, there is nothing more powerful!
During the trials and stormy seasons of life, when winds of disruption are raging all around you, remind yourself to trust in the one who can calm it all. Remind yourself to place your faith and trust in Jesus alone. Feed your soul with His Word so that the roots of your faith grow deeper than any seed of fear.
Hold Philippians 4:6-7 as a staple in your life, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving present your request to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus”
In times of storms please speak peace over my life. ~Amen
Faith In Action:
If you need an extra dose of peace due to your current season of life, spend some time in prayer. Ask God to strengthen your faith in Him. God will lavishly pour it out on you. All you need to do is ask Him.
Written by ~ Rev. Robin Arnold