Speaking to the storm!
Scripture reading for February 13th: Mark 4, Psalm 32, Proverbs 1
Key Scriptures: Mark 4:37-40 “And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was already filling. But He was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” 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 so afraid? Have you no faith?” And they were filled with great fear and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?”
Jesus and His disciples were travelling by boat across the Sea of Galilee when a storm suddenly arose and the disciples feared for their lives. Jesus was asleep in the back of the boat and the disciples woke Him up for help. Jesus rebuked the wind and waves. Then Jesus rebuked them for their fear and lack of faith. The disciples were filled with awe and pondered the identity of their Master.
Faith’s confession: I believe that Jesus Christ, God’s Son, has authority over all things. He is teaching me not to be afraid of life’s storms, but to trust Him in all things, and to speak faith to the storms I encounter, knowing He is with me. (Action step: Speak faith and God’s truth to a trial you are encountering or help a friend in trial with prayer and a faith confession.)
Psalm 32:10 “Many are the sorrows of the wicked, but steadfast love surrounds the one who trusts in the Lord.”