That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. 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?”

– Mark 4:35-38 (NIV)

Today’s commentary
by Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org

We need to be honest and admit that we often feel the same way when our lives feel threatened by the storms of life. We feel battered and forget who is in the boat with us. So it shouldn’t surprise us when Jesus rebukes the storm that he also rebukes his disciples when He asks, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” Our fears are linked to our unbelief, because we believe that the storm is bigger than God. So remember who is in the boat with you, for He cares for you and will not leave you alone.

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