Read: Mark 4:35-41

When Hurricane Katrina was moving towards the coast of Mississippi, a pastor and his wife left their home and went to a shelter. Their daughter asked them to come to Atlanta where she could take care of them. But they had no money for the travel. After the hurricane had passed, they returned to their home to get a few belongings, and they were able to save some family photographs. When the pastor was taking his father’s photograph out of its frame, 366 dollars fell out, the amount needed for two plane tickets to Atlanta. They learnt they could trust Jesus for their need even in the intense storms.

Jesus had commanded His disciples to cross to the other side of the Sea of Galilee and then He went on to sleep in the boat. When the violent storm arose, the disciples were afraid they will die. Mark 4:38 says, “They awoke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?” Jesus arose and said, “Peace, be still!” There was a great calm.

All of us experience storms in life. They may be in the form of financial troubles, persecutions, sicknesses, disappointments, loneliness, sudden losses, etc. Jesus does not always prevent them. But He has promised never to leave us nor forsake us (Heb. 13:5). In the storms of our life, we can see the nature and character of our God.

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