Picture yourself in a small boat in a large body of water. All of a sudden, a great storm comes up and the boat is being flooded with wave after wave. The sky is getting darker and the wind is blowing fiercely. I admit I would be scared.
We face storms in life and our fears surface in those storms.
We read about a similar situation that took place in a small boat on the Sea of Galilee with Jesus and His disciples in Matthew 8:23-27. Jesus was asleep and a great storm came up. The disciples were fearful, and they responded to their fear correctly, at first. They turned to Jesus. “Save us, Lord; we are perishing!”
But, then they took a step back in facing their fear. In Mark 4:38, Mark records that the disciples cried out, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” They questioned God’s love and care for them in the midst of the storm.
Jesus responded, “Why are you afraid, men of little faith?” In that one question, Jesus pointed out the cause of our fear. I fear because I don’t have faith that He is in control of every situation in my life, that He is sovereign. I don’t trust Him to do what’s best for me. If I did, I wouldn’t be afraid. I wouldn’t fear anything. But when I do fear, it shows my faith in Him is small. My fear reveals my doubts that God is big enough to take care of me.
Just because I’m not in control doesn’t mean God isn’t. Regardless of the storm in your life, run to Jesus and trust Him to take care of you according to His sovereign plan. You’re never in that storm alone.