Trust?

One day he got into a boat with his disciples, and he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side of the lake.” So they set out, and as they sailed he fell asleep. And a windstorm came down on the lake, and they were filling with water and were in danger. And they went and woke him, saying, “Master, Master, we are perishing!” And he awoke and rebuked the wind and the raging waves, and they ceased, and there was a calm. He said to them, “Where is your faith?” And they were afraid, and they marveled, saying to one another, “Who then is this, that he commands even winds and water, and they obey him?” (Luke 8:22-25, ESV)

Can you picture this scene?

Can you image being there? How would you have felt? Would you be the one racing to wake up the sleeping Jesus? We all have been there when life is coming at us from all different angles, and it seems like everything is going right down the drain. We then turn to see where Jesus is and what He is doing… How do you think the disciples felt when they saw Him asleep when they were about to die? How do you feel when you turn to see Him sleeping when your world is falling apart?

But isn’t the just what Jesus asked them? Where is your faith? We have faith in something we can not see, we hope in the promises of God which we might have experienced some of them, but have we experienced all that He has promised us? We have faith in a God we have not seen, we have sen His effects, and affects, but have we seen Him, yet we still believe in, have hope in, have faith in…

How much more should we have faith in Jesus who is here with us? Why does it matter if He is sleeping? He has promised to be with us and provide for our every need, and do we trust that?

Faith is not understanding, but trusting. We must not think it is possible for God, we must believe God will take care of us. Even in the darkest valley, even in the deepest most terrible storm our lives have seen, God will be there and He will protect us. In this we can trust, and we can have faith that no matter what happens He is with us and watching over us.

Published by asacredrebel

Lions tamed Dragons slain Leaders equipped Disciples trained Jedi Christian Living the Gospel out loud!

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