When Jesus Sleeps…

Do you feel like you are being hit by one of the biggest storms of your life, and Jesus just seems to have fallen asleep? The disciples experienced that very same thing!

“As they sailed, He fell asleep. A squall came down on the lake, so that the boat was being swamped, and they were in great danger. The disciples went and woke Him, saying, ‘Master, Master, we’re going to drown!’

He got up and rebuked the wind and the raging waters; the storm subsided, and all was calm. ‘Where is your faith?’ He asked his disciples.

In fear and amazement they asked one another, ‘Who is this? He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey Him.’”‭‭

( Luke‬ ‭8:23-25‬ )

That day Jesus wasn’t being negligent, or too tired to bother with paying attention. Instead, He was sleeping because He already had everything under control — including the winds and the waves! In this particular case, in order to demonstrate to the disciples that He had the storm under control while it raged, He calmed the storm so the disciples could see the fact of His omnipotence in the elements.

Likewise, in your life-sized storm Jesus may seem to be asleep, and maybe He is (in a sense of the word). However, He is not being negligent or distracted by another situation in the world. In the midst of your raging storm, Jesus has it all under control.

Let Him demonstrate His power in any number of ways, one of which is to have you go through the storm safely while on your way to your next destination.

Storms make for wild rides. When we know Jesus is with us in our boat, somehow the fear disappears [like it did for the disciples when their storm was calmed], while we ride out the storm.

Either way, Jesus is the Commander of our Storms of Life.

No Fear!