Being on a ship during a storm at sea can be a scary place. Wind whips the waves into a frenzy and the vessel rides each wave before settling into the water again. This repeats in an endless loop, the wood creaking with every rise and fall of the ship. I wonder which will break first – the sun through the clouds or the ship.
This week, life has been a storm for me. Resolution to one uncertainty opened up a myriad of other questions. Each time a new threat appeared, I worried, I prayed, then worried some more. My worry reminded me that my trust in God could be stronger. Though not everything is tied up in a pretty little bow, I am satisfied that I will not sink.
I’m not the only one who lets fear rule at times. The disciples felt certain they would drown in a storm- even with Jesus on the boat. Fear is such a part of our human nature that, although Jesus himself was right there with them, they still had doubts as to whether they would survive. Jesus calmed the storm and said, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” (Mark 4:35-41)
I’ve had this passage in my mind this week. I know troubles are a part of this life, and I know God hasn’t left me to go it alone. I just need to release my white-knuckled grip on my idea of the future and allow faith to overcome fear.
Have a beautiful Sunday!