Who’s in your boat? 

Mark 4:35-41 NLT 

[35] As evening came, Jesus said to his disciples, “Let’s cross to the other side of the lake.”

[36] So they took Jesus in the boat and started out, leaving the crowds behind (although other boats followed).

[37] But soon a fierce storm came up. High waves were breaking into the boat, and it began to fill with water.

[38] Jesus was sleeping at the back of the boat with his head on a cushion. The disciples woke him up, shouting, “Teacher, don’t you care that we’re going to drown?”

[39] When Jesus woke up, he rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Silence! Be still!” Suddenly the wind stopped, and there was a great calm.

[40] Then he asked them, “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?”

[41] The disciples were absolutely terrified. “Who is this man?” they asked each other. “Even the wind and waves obey him!”

As humans challenges and difficult situations will always come our way and we can’t run away from them especially as believers. 

It’s clear from the bible text that the only way the disciples were not drowned was because Jesus was in the boat with them. They remembered that the master of all situation, the one who all power belongs to was in their boat and they called on Jesus for rescue and he did not disappoint. 

The Lord rules over the floodwaters. The Lord reigns as king forever. Psalms 29:10

This means that for us not to be drowned by challenges and difficult situations of life Jesus must be present in our lives. The only way he can be present and help us is when we separate ourselves from the crowd and allow him a place in our boat, thereby making ourselves available for him. Your availability is God’s opportunity to use you, and anyone God uses can never lose. If God be for you, storms and challenges will only try but will never overcome you. God has promised in Isaiah 43:2 that: 

When you go through deep waters,  I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression,  you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.

With Jesus in the boat we can smile through the storm.

Thanks for stopping by, wishing you a productive week ahead. 




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