Mark 4:35-41 (AMP) 35 On that [same] day, when evening had come, He said to them, “Let us go over to the other side [of the Sea of Galilee].” 36 So leaving the crowd, they took Him with them, just as He was, in the boat. And other boats were with Him. 37 And a [a]fierce windstorm began to blow, and waves were breaking over the boat, so that it was already being swamped. 38 But Jesus was in the stern, asleep [with His head] on the [sailor’s leather] cushion. And they woke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are about to die?” 39 And He got up and [sternly] rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Hush, be still (muzzled)!” And the wind died down [as if it had grown weary] and there was [at once] a great calm [a perfect peacefulness]. 40 Jesus said to them, “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith and confidence [in Me]?” 41 They were filled with great fear, and said to each other, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?”
Peace is power. Peace means trusting God and remaining peaceful no matter what comes our way. We are always going to have storms that come our way. Some of those storms may be of hurricane proportions. How great would it be if we could have rest in our hurricane like Jesus did in this hurricane? The reason we do not have peace in our storm may be because we do not trust that God is working in our situation. Just because we don’t see the evidence of God working at the time, it does not mean that He isn’t.
Mark 5:1 (AMP) 5 They came to the [a]other side of the sea, to the region of the Gerasenes.
Notice that after the storm these people arrived on the other side. The difference between the disciples and Jesus is that the disciples were frantic while Jesus knew they’d arrive okay. While we are making our journey we can decide to enjoy our journey or go through it frantic and fearful.
Romans 16:20 (AMP) 20 The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The [wonderful] grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.
It is up for us to take action on purpose to maintain peace in our hurricanes. Peace is not going to just fall on us – it is up to us to pursue it.
Psalm 94:12-13 (AMP) 12 Blessed [with wisdom and prosperity] is the man whom You discipline and instruct, O Lord, And whom You teach from Your law, 13 That You may grant him [power to calm himself and find] peace in the days of adversity, Until the pit is dug for the wicked and ungodly.
God will chastise us so we learn to recognize the attacks of Satan and eventually learn to keep calm in the face of adversity. We can feel like a nervous wreck. When we feel that way we must remember that God is faithful and God will take care of us always. He may not take care of us the way we would like Him to but He is taking care of us even when it is not evident to us.
Ephesians 6:15 (AMP) 15 and having [a]strapped on your feet the gospel of peace in preparation [to face the enemy with firm-footed stability and the readiness produced by the good news].
If you would like to accept Jesus as your savior, and you are not quite sure how, it is as simple as saying a prayer to God letting Him know you are ready to accept Him into your life. Say this prayer if you would like to invite Jesus to live in your heart:
Father God, I love you and believe in you. I need you Lord and I am sorry for my sins and the way that I live. Lord, I want you in my life. I receive Jesus as my savior and Lord. I believe that Jesus died for me and rose from the dead. Lord take me as I am and make me the way you want me to be. God, thank you for saving me and being with me on my journey. I am looking forward to my journey with you Lord. I know you will equip me for my journey and I am glad I have you by my side as I walk this walk of Life. Thank you Lord, I love you. Amen