Jesus and the Storm
Passage: Mark 4:35–4:41
“Fear is endemic to the human situation. Perhaps today you are fearful. Perhaps you fear life in general, that you will not be adequate for the challenges which are coming. It is a sort of amorphous fear, but it is real and continual. Maybe you fear some unspoken problem which has no apparent solution. The winds are howling, and no hope is on the horizon. What should you do? Understand and believe that it is through storms, afflictions, hardships, and challenges that you grow. Without them, you would be captive to the terrible tyranny of self. Understand that Christ wants to develop you through the storms ahead. Know that he is completely capable of delivering you with a word. He is the same Christ who calmed the storm. Know that he is in the boat with you.” – R. Kent Hughes, Mark: Jesus, Servant and Savior, 116.