Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!” He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm. The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!” – Matthew 8:23-27
This storm came up so suddenly, Lord.
And oh, it’s so furious. Raging and violent. Desperate and frenzied.
Or is that me?
Can You calm the storm in me as easily as you calmed the sea that day?
Will You rebuke the waves that seem to swamp me in sorrow?
Would You whisper, “Peace, Be Still”, into the blowing and directionless wind that tosses me about?
Please reach down and pull me from the riptide that holds me captive.
Land me back safely in the boat where you are resting. Sleeping.
“You of little faith, why are you so afraid?”
Will you calm my fears as quickly as you command the storm?
You, who set the boundaries of the waters and mark the changing of the tides with your own hands, please get up. Rebuke. Reclaim.
“Lord, save us!” Save us from ourselves.
Precious Lord, help me never forget that You are with me. Even asleep, You are my refuge. Thank You for wanting to be in the boat with a faithless one such as me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen…
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