Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Sleeping Through the Furious Squall

joyful woman wrote this post few days ago ... it encouraged my heart! so i thought i would share it with you guys too!

Sleeping Through the Furious Squall

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Mark 4:35-38 "That day when evening came, he 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?"

No, Jesus didn't care. That struck me this morning as I meditated on this passage. Jesus didn't care because He knew His Father held them all safe and sound in His hands, and that nothing would happen that was not according to the will of the Father. There was no need to lie awake. There was no need to worry. Not even amid the Furious Squall did Jesus need to care, not even when the boat was nearly swamped.

Do you feel that you're in the midst of a Furious Squall? Could the waves be swamping your boat in huge, cold, suffocating deluges? There's no need to worry, no need to lose sleep. Just keep rowing toward the other side and calm your heart. If you are in the boat with Jesus and He seems to be sleeping through it all, it's because it's going to be okay. You'll reach the other side safe and sound.

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Elizabeth said...

Good thoughts for these uncertain days!!

Blessings on you as you proceed ahead, not knowing exactly what to expect...but then can we ever REALLY know? I think not. Only our Heavenly Father holds all this in His hands!

Saija said...

elizabeth ... uncertain days, quaking knees ... but as a follower of Jesus, i have to believe there is a purpose for all this ... my sadness is in the realization that leo's health has deteriorated quickly ... he is willing to do the work for all this, but physically is incapable ... so there i am rowing in the storm - when i should be trusting the Lord to still the wind ...

Maiju said...

Good toughts! I've been worrying far too much if I'm going to survive with my work load.God will provide me every day and give me the strength I need dayly. He has done that before and he'll do it again. But my faith... it's not strong. I know God will help me with that too!

Blessings to you and i know God will provide comfort and resources for you in your life situation.

Fred said...

I'm a daily reader of Joyful; she has some of the nicest pictures and words of wisdom in blogland.

Saija said...

maiju ... joyful woman really has such encouraging posts - i had to copy this one - just to share a wonderful thought! as for faith, well maybe when we think we have the least - we have the most! (hugs)

fred ... i noticed your blog on her sidebar ... and you know, i visit your blog but haven't been able to post a comment, it won't open up for me ... ? go figure,eh! blessings!

Rita said...

You've been tagged. Check my blog. Hugs to you. :)

Maggie Ann said...

Thats a great truth isn't it! Comforting to be reminded that Jesus is Lord over all and how often we worry needlessly. Hugs to you my friend! I enjoyed the comments you left for me at knitting kat...praying for you tonight.

Saija said...

rita ... i copied the tag ... :)

maggie ann ... i am finding AGAIN and AGAIN, how the Lord reassures me each step of the way, even tho' my knees are quaking ... this move is into such an unknown area - especially since we are renting at first, rather than buying our own place ... and leo's health being so poor ... a time to learn to lean more on Jesus!