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
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.
copied from joyfulwoman