Jesus will calm the storm if you ask him to

Becoming a Christian does not insulate our lives from trials and tribulation. The Christian life is not an easy feel good road. And it sure does not come with a benefit package guaranteed to fix all of our problems.

But you can rest assured that if the ship of your life is tossing on that sea of strife and tribulation, Jesus will calm the storm if you ask Him.

Mark 4:35-40 proves my point: “On that day, when evening had come, Jesus said to His disciples, “Let us go across to the other side.” And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him.  And a great storm of wind arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already filling.  But he was in the stern, asleep on a cushion; and they woke him and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care if we perish?” And he awoke and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.  He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Have you no faith?”  And they were filled with awe, and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even wind and sea obey him?”

There are two other accounts of this story in the Bible, (Matthew 8:23-27 and Luke 8:22-25). Each author has a slightly different account of what had happened. However, the gist of the story remains the same in all three accounts: “Jesus will calm the storm if you ask Him to.”


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