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When the storms of life come raging

Just like you, Jesus experienced storms in His life. To make it through our own storms, we would do well to follow His example.

One day, “when evening had come” (Mark 4:35), Jesus “got into a boat with His disciples” (Luke 8:22), “just as He was” (Mark 4:36), in order that they might “cross over to the other side of the lake” (Luke 8:22). “A great windstorm” (Mark 4:37) “came down on the lake” (Luke 8:23), and “the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling” (Mark 4:37), and they “were in jeopardy” (Luke 8:23). However, Jesus “was in the stern, asleep on a pillow” (Mark 4:38). How could Jesus sleep in “a great tempest” (Matt. 8:24), with “the raging of the water” (Luke 8:24)?

Jesus knew some things. Jesus knew that the pillow on which He slept, the boat in which He was riding, the friends who surrounded Him, and even the elements of the wind and water all belonged to His Father. In other words, He knew that His Father was in control and was watching over Him. Whatever might happen that night, He trusted His Father to care for Him!