Preaching, Teaching, and Notes

Mark 4:39. “And He arose and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, “Peace be still” and the wind ceased, and there was a great calm”

We know this story:

Jesus had bee so tired, He had been asleep in the boat–even thru the storm.

But his disciples, had become scared (even though He told them “let us go across to the other side”

Did they think He would take them out into the sea to drown?

But notice…He rebuked the wind. Like a father to a child which was acting bad.

He said also to the sea;…..Also like a father,…..comforting a child which had been teased by another. “Peace be still.”

He Who created them at the first, keeps them; rebukes and speaks to them.

So He does to us. Sometimes we are like the boat in the wind, and sea.

There is a great storm going on and we are getting tossed about.

Whether in our heads, or our emotions.

Life is sometimes storms.

How much we need Jesus Christ to speak to the storm and calm it.

Like the disciples, we are at a loss to do anything.

I have been in a panic that rose and rose…..and seemed as if it was going to take over my reasonable thoughts. I did not know how to stop it.

But I knew Jesus could.

So I started to pray….”Lord I am in desperate need.. Please help me…Tell me what to do or just stop it yourself…. “.

And so on I prayed covering everything:

What it was about.

What had just happened.

How I felt.

What I felt I should feel.

All the attitudes toward these things, and what I really wanted to do.

First, He rebuked me.

Panic comes from our Adversary, the Devil.

If I had gotten that far in fear,……..there had been a time when I had been spoken to about this situation,……and neglected to receive His Word.

Then, He began speaking to me about all the things I had talked to Him about.

We crossed that Sea of Panic,……storm and all,……and we made it safely to the other side, because Jesus heard my cry for help and arose to help me.

Sometimes the help we need is the rebuke of:

Mark 4:40 “And He said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? How is it that ye have no faith?”

For faith always sees God in the situation…..and leads to trust.

He will do the same to you.

If you are out in a Sea of emotion, or in a wind of indecision;…..cry to Him.

Get honest with Him. And He will get you to the other side, in peace.

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