“Then He got into the boat and His disciples followed Him. Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke Him saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!” He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm. The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey Him!” Matthew 8:23-27
When I read this, words can’t describe how much I was comforted. See, when I read this, there was a storm going on in my head. Sometimes I find that my mind is overwhelmed with thoughts, questions, doubts, reflections, desires and so on. You wonder (me at least), “Why can’t I just understand whats going on? Why can’t I get my thoughts straight?” It is the most frustrating and scary thing when there is a furious storm going on in your mind. It is when you lose control. When the waves start crashing over the boat, you began to think that it will sink.
What I find most interesting about this passage is the fact Jesus was sleeping. The disciples were scared for their lives, so of course they woke Jesus and asked Him to save them. When He asks, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?”, I felt He was asking me the same exact question. I think that anytime believers doubt and become afraid, He asks us this question. Why are we so afraid? Maybe we realize that we no longer have control, and that is when we have to put our faith in God. The key thing we must learn is that it is always God that must be in control, not us. Because really, if you think about it, what can we do when we lose control? What do we do when suddenly a furious storm approaches?
After Jesus asks this question He gets up and rebukes the wind and the waves. What man can do this? Only God can. Then after rebuking the storm, there was a complete calm. After reading this passage I found an answer! What do you do when there is a storm going on in your mind or in your life? Trust in God because He is the calm to your storm. He is the only one that will calm it and bring peace to your mind and life. I hope this passage can help you as much as it has helped and comforted me:)