Monday, March 29, 2010

Mark 4:37-40 (NIV)

"A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, "Teacher, don't you care if we drown?"

He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, "Quiet! Be still!" Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.

He said to his disciples, "Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?"

How many times have I cried out this question to God? "Lord, don't you care?" "Why Father?" So many times I think He is not really listening or does He care that I am hurting deep inside.

As the winds howled and the sea raged the disciples were terrified that Jesus did not care that they were drowning. They were afraid they were going to die at this point.

With all the patience that only One who cares can have He answered the question. He hushed the storm so the shivering disciples wouldn't miss His response. Jesus answered once and for all the aching dilemma of man - "Where is God when I hurt?"

Believe me He is listening and healing. That is what He's doing. He cares!

Sometimes He is sitting right in our boat through the storms...just waiting for us to cry out. But we have to have the faith that He is with us and He cares!

Do you have a story to tell about God's ability to calm the most raging storm in your life? Consider the impact of that experience and what it taught you in trusting Jesus...share it with others.

"You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples" Psalm 77:14 NIV).

Mama Barb

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