I love the story in Matthew that shows a bunch of wet, fearful disciples, who are shaking in their boots, they get so easily consumed with the storm, or just what their eyes can see, when they’ve got the creator of the earth asleep right there with them. I love the fact that Jesus is asleep, this huge storm to the disciples hasn’t even so much as rustled the sleeping savior, He is sound asleep. Not only is He in control of the wind but he sleeps peacefully in the middle of it. They wake Him and as if he’s disappointed in their lack of spiritual maturity he scolds them and very curtly says “Silence!” In my mind I can see the waves dropping in mid air as if someone turned of the lawn sprinkler and the water in the air has to fall suddenly and unsupported by the waves, and then after the clap of that last wave, it was just as Christ demanded. There was silence, and His disciples learned a massive lesson on trust and authority. Our world can be a crazy, scary place, and we must pray for it continually but never doubt that God is fully aware of it’s tossing and turning and with one word he can bring peace.
What storm are you in right now, what struggle is blowing you around and scaring you to death? Remember that the Savior is near and He IS in control of it all. Don’t doubt His power, or his compassion for you in the middle of the storm and don’t be afraid to call out to him for a little bit of silence. Even though you might not be able to keep up with your own schedule, our God really does have the whole world in His hands and He does reign!