WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13
“The disciples woke Him up, shouting, ‘Teacher, don’t you care that we’re going to drown?’”
Mark 4:38 (NLT)
JESUS WILL OFTEN USE STORMS TO TURN MY HEART TOWARD HIM
One person observed a few things they learned from Noah: 1. Don’t miss the boat! 2. Plan ahead. It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark. 3. Stay ready. It was not until Noah was 600 years old that God asked him to do something big. 4. Don’t be stopped by the critics – just do what God called you to do. 5. Remember the ark was built by amateurs, the Titanic by the professionals. 6. Remember after the storm comes the rainbow.
God has a history of using boats and storms. In Mark 4:38 the disciples ask a question many of us have asked God, “Don’t you care that we’re going to drown?” The storm of the sea created a storm of doubt about how much Jesus cared. They may have even resented Jesus in their heart for sleeping in their storm. They were even shouting at Him. Jesus’ response in this storm would reaffirm His care for them and move their hearts closer to Him.
Have you ever felt yourself starting to resent God’s silence in a storm? Don’t confuse God’s silence with a lack of compassion because He cares deeply for you. 1 Peter 5:7 says, “Casting all your anxieties on Him because He cares for you.”
Thank God for caring about you and your storms. Ask God to remove any resentment you may have toward Him. Give Him any fears you have!