Mark 6:45-51–He (Jesus) departed to a mountain to pray. And when evening was come, the ship was in the midst of the sea, and he was alone on the land. And he saw them toiling in rowing; for the wind was against them: and about the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea…then he went up unto them into the ship; and the wind ceased.
Are you facing life’s storms? Are the seas rough and the winds blowing against you as you struggle forward getting nowhere at all?
Then you’ve got a date with Jesus. He’s on the way to still your storm.
Do you know why Jesus walked on water? Was it to show his glory, prove His divinity, or exhibit His mastery over nature? The short answer is that Jesus walked on the waves because He had no boat.
Remember how the Jesus was alone on land and His disciples out at sea? They were in trouble and desperately needed Him, but He had no natural way to reach them. So He reached them supernaturally, by walking across the Sea of Galilee. This illustrates for us His willingness to do anything, whatever it takes, to save His own.
So if you’re facing impossible circumstances and can see no way out, take courage. You’ve got a date with the Lord of the Wind and Waves. He’s coming to still your storm.
Today’s Prayer: Jesus, I choose to get my eyes off of my problems and onto you. If you can walk of water, then you can do anything. So I believe you’re on your way right now to still my storm.
*The above is from David’s new devotional Encouragement Explosion, available here: Encouragement Explosion.