Mark 4: 35–41. When the storm got worse, Jesus’ followers accused Him of not caring. A common reaction when we’re in trouble, right? “God if you care, why aren’t you fixing this?”
Jesus muzzled — or calmed — the storm. But the followers were again afraid, perhaps more so than before. This time they were afraid of Jesus. They could not understand the man who had more power than the storm, who could control nature.
My greatest fear is that the evil in me will overcome the good. What is your greatest fear?
To overcome fear, we need faith and there are several levels of faith:
1. Belief that God exists: James 2:19
2. Belief in Jesus as my Savior: John 3:16
3. Belief in Jesus as my Lord: 2 Peter 1:10, 11 — where I trust Him to control my life every day.
What level are you at?
What are the storms in your life? Can you think of a time in the past when God has quieted storms in your life? Reflect back on that so you can be confident that He will calm whatever storm you’re in now. Faith is the antidote to fear.