Isn’t it comforting to know that we serve the same God of yesterday? He never changes. He is forever faithful, just and true, never sleeps nor becomes too distracted or too busy to hear our plea’s? All knowing, all powerful! HALLELUJAH! And to think this is my Heavenly Father….
When Jesus calmed the storms in Mark 4:36-41, He rebuked the wind, and told the sea…"Peace be still." He spoke to the disciples, "Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?" This sounds like something the Lord would say to me. I’m so fearful. I can’t point a finger at the disciples and criticize, Jesus was with you. How could you be afraid? The Bible says, they feared exceedingly, this is so me, too. They just didn’t fear, it was extreme. Jesus was of course grooming His men, training them as a Rabbi would, helping them to understand faith through parables and life related stories, and miracles. Jesus was constantly testing their faith. Even now I think, I need to have faith, Jesus promised He would never leave me, nor forsake me. He would send the Comforter, and praise God I received this precious gift when I was just 6 years old. It has become to mean so much to me through the years, and I thank God for it. When I’m on the tube down in the depths of the earth, He is with me. When I’m on the bus, He is with me. When I’m on the train, and there are drunks fighting and swearing, He is with me. How can I still be so fearful?
The winds are still at His command, and so are the winds and storms of my life. I just need to remember, "Keep your eyes on me." I heard the Lord say this to me several years ago. It was so profound and special to me. Forgive me Lord for not keeping my eyes on you, because you are in the center of my storm, and you can calm it, and if not, you are with me to ride it out.