Life is full of challenges. We face storms that threaten to overwhelm us, leaving us feeling helpless and afraid. In such times, it’s natural to question where God is and whether he cares. But the story of Jesus calming the storm in Mark 4:35-41 reminds us that even in the midst of our trials, we can find a deeper revelation of Jesus’ character and power.
The Disciples Were Panicked and Fearful
As the disciples sailed across the sea, a violent storm arose, causing panic and fear. They woke Jesus, who was sleeping, and cried out for help. With just a few words, Jesus rebuked the wind and the waves, bringing about a great calm. The disciples were astonished and filled with fear, realising that they were in the presence of someone truly extraordinary.
Like the disciples, we often find ourselves in challenging situations that shake our faith. But it is in these very moments that we have the opportunity to witness Jesus’ power and faithfulness. When we call out to him in the midst of our storms, he reveals himself to us in ways we may never have experienced before.
The Disciples’ Revelation
When the disciples asked, “Who is this man? … Even the wind and waves obey him!” they were acknowledging that Jesus was more than just a teacher or a prophet. They were beginning to grasp the depth of his authority and divinity. Their faith was strengthened, and they grew in their understanding of who Jesus truly was.
Our Faith in Challenging Times
So, let us not lose heart when faced with challenges. Instead, let us hold on to our faith and trust that Jesus is with us, even in the midst of the storm. Our trials can lead to a deeper revelation of his character and power, transforming our faith and strengthening our relationship with him.
How have you experienced a deeper revelation of Jesus’ character and power in the midst of challenging times?
Battle Drill Daily Devotional Podcast This Week
This week on the Battle Drill Daily Devotional podcast, we are reminded that God is not too busy to be interrupted by our concerns. Each weekday we share hope and encouragement as we read and study the Bible together.
- Monday 27 November – Faith in the Storm
- Tuesday 28 November – Confronting Fear: Surrendering Our Anxieties to God’s Care and Protection
- Wednesday 29 November – Jesus, the Calmer of Storms
- Thursday 30 November – The Disciples’ Revelation
- Friday 1 December – Interruptions Welcomed by God
There’s a new episode of Battle Drill Devotional every Monday through Friday.
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- Life-Changing Friendship with Jesus: “They Had Been With Jesus”
- Enhance Your Prayers in Times of Crisis: How to Pray and Listen to God’s Voice
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