Dearly Beloved, I greet and bless you in the name of our Creator, Maker, and ever unforgettable Lord Jesus Christ. The blessed word that the Lord has given for you today is from the book of Mark, 4:38,39. “But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him, and said to Him, “Teacher do you not care, that we are perishing. Then He arose and rebuked, the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was great calm. “
From the above context we learn that the disciples were afraid of the wind and the rough sea. They were in troubled waters; But Jesus calmed the sea, and brought peace in the mind of the disciples. They wondered at the power of Jesus. He had power to calm the wind and the sea. The ocean obeyed the Lord Jesus immediately. The disciples asked the Lord, “Teacher do you not care about us perishing in the sea.? My Beloved children of God, It is not the plan of God that any should perish. God desires that you live happily till God calls you into his bosom. He says, “Beloved, I pray that you may prosper, in all things, and be in health just as your soul prospers.”This is the desire of God. One day Jesus was walking on the shores of Galilee. He was very tired so he got into a boat and began to sleep. He was sleeping on a pillow. And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat. So that it was already filling, the boat was rocking to and fro. The waters lashed against the boat, so the boat began to move about vehemently. And the disciples became afraid, and perturbed. So they woke up Jesus who was fast asleep and asked Him, “Teacher do you not care about us perishing?”
On hearing the cry of the disciples, Jesus arose and rebuked, the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was great calm. The disciples were filled with the fear of death. They thought that it was the end of their life. So they woke up Jesus from His sleep. Jesus rebuked the sea. The wind and the sea obeyed His voice. Because, “He spoke and it was done. He commanded and it stood fast.” The sea became calm, and they safely reached the shore. Many of you who are reading this message , may be crying for fear of death because of the judgment of your long pending case due to an error committed by you in your business transaction or may be crying because of your debts. You may have to pay a large amount to the money lender, who helped you in your business. Some of you reading this message are thinking, “When will I come out of this shame and disgrace?” Many of you are struggling in your life in one way or other and wondering as to when will all your problems come to an end. Jesus is looking at your problems and saying, “Peace be still.” Just as there was calmness in the sea, after all the boisterous roaring of the sea, there will be calmness in your lives, in your families too, after all the chaos and commotion in your life. But for this you need to call upon God.
God has said in the Bible, “Call upon Me in the day of trouble, I will deliver you and You shall glorify Me.” The Lord who can calm the wind and sea has come into your life to bring calmness and peace into your life. God who says, “ I AM WHO I AM” is with you. So you need not have to fear. For God has not given us the spirit of fear but of sound mind , love and power. The Lord will surely take you to the destination, to the shore safely. You who are struggling in the deep sea, with so many problems, will reach the shore as Jesus has decided to stretch out His righteous right hand and rescue you from the deep sea of pain and struggle because He is a God who brings out those who are bound into prosperity. He is a very present help in trouble. He will be your refuge and strength. He will be your rock, and your salvation, and your defense in trouble, You shall not be moved if , “The Great I AM ” is with you. God Bless You.
Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Lord we thank you for revealing your power in the midst of the roaring sea. We also thank You for removing the fear of the disciples. You are great and awesome in Your doing. Help us to call upon You when we are in trouble. To believe that You will help us in critical situation. Teach us to glorify Your name.