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Jesus Is Lord of the Storm

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Mark 4:35–41 ESV
On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him. 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 still 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?”

4 Reasons To Trust Jesus In The Storm

Jesus Sends Us Into The Storm

Mark 4:35 ESV
On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.”
God Raised Up The Storm
Psalm 107:25 ESV
For he commanded and raised the stormy wind, which lifted up the waves of the sea.
God Had A Purpose In The Storm
God used the storm to accomplish at least two objectives. First, Jesus tested the faith of the disciples. It is in the storms of our lives that our faith is tested the most.
James 1:2–4 ESV
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
The second objective Jesus accomplished was displaying his authority over nature. Jesus rebuked the wind with authority and the wind and sea obeyed. It heard the call of it’s master and could not resist His command.

Jesus Is Our Calm In The Storm

Mark 4:38 ESV
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?”
Jesus is With Us in The Storm
Matthew 28:18–20 ESV
And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Jesus Slept through the storm. His relaxed and anxiety free approach to traveling showed his uncompromising belief in his plans and purposes. If Jesus wanted to go to the other side he was going and nothing in the world was going to stop Him.
Jesus Has sent His Gospel out to the entire world, and has commissioned us to take it. He will continue to be our calm no matter what storm may rise.

Jesus Is Stronger Than The Storm

Mark 4:39 ESV
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.
Jesus Has All Power and Authority
He calmed the storm with just three words. His power over the storm was absolute. The Wind and the sea heard the voice of their creator and obeyed.

Jesus Will Mature Us In The Storm

Mark 4:38,41
Mark 4:38 ESV
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?”
Mark 4:41 ESV
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?”
The Storm Can Cause Us To Doubt.
The disciples thought that Jesus didn’t care for them. They misunderstood Jesus napping as a lack of concern for their wellbeing.
When Jesus Calms a Storm We Glorify Him
Who is this? This is a question that shows the sudden realization in the minds of the disciples that this is not a mere teacher they are dealing with. Their understanding of who Jesus is grew by leaps and bounds because of the storm. Their faith in Him was increased, and their relationship deepened as they were reminded of the power and provision that Jesus held over their lives. This question is one of wonder and amazement. It speaks to the unfathomable greatness of the God of the Universe.
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