Maybe you’ve heard the old idiom “I’m up a creek without a paddle!” exclaimed by someone who is in an awkward position with no way out. Or maybe you have even said “that doesn’t float my boat.” Around here, at the retirement community, we often say to one another after hearing a familiar scenario, “we’re all in the same boat!!!”
Well…….Jesus’ disciples had such a situation in a fishing boat on the Sea of Galilee (which is actually an inland lake……but storms can come up quickly from the coast through a break in the mountains named The Horns of Hattin).
Mark 4:35-41 NIV “That day (after teaching a throng of people by the lake) Jesus 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?’ He got up and rebuked the wind and said to the waves, ‘Quiet! Be still !’ Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. He said to His disciples, ‘Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?’ They were terrified and asked each other, ‘Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey Him!’ “
Are you troubled today with the storms of life? Do you feel as though your boat is swamped and you’re sinking with no help in sight?
Believe me…..you are not alone. JESUS IS IN YOUR BOAT!!!
Jesus speaks PEACE to those storms. Ask Him…….trust Him.
The Heritage Singers have recorded a song entitled PEACESPEAKER that will give you encouragement. Look it up on YouTube…..it will bless you!