Luke 8:1-25; Genesis 12; Psalm 6
I tend to be excitable. When something happens, I like to shout. Whether it’s at the TV when I’m watching my favorite team, at other drivers on the road or even just to make noise when trouble comes. When bad things start happening, I don’t literally shout at God, but it sure seems like I want to make enough noise to get His attention. The disciples did that too. Things got a little stormy when they were in the boat. “So they went and woke Jesus, shouting, ‘Master, Master, we’re going to drown!’ But he got up and gave orders to the wind and the violent waves. The storm died down and it was calm.” (Luke 8:24) I can imagine how they must have felt. The storm was tossing the boat around. Maybe they even thought that they were giving Jesus a chance to survive when the boat was overwhelmed by the storm. Jesus showed them that faith was the key. The storm was stilled. Not all of our storms are literal. Still, Jesus calms all the storms in our lives as we trust Him to care for us.
Lord, I seem to think that getting loud will attract Your attention and cause You to answer me. Remind me that no matter what may happen, You are in control. Take care of the storms in my life today and give me the faith to trust You in the midst of them.