Luke 8:22-25 NLT

“One day Jesus said to his disciples, “Let’s cross to the other side of the lake.” So they got into a boat and started out. As they sailed across, Jesus settles down for a nap. But soon a fierce storm came down on the lake. The boat was filling with water, and they were in real danger. The disciples went and woke him up shouting, “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!” When Jesus woke up, he rebuked the wind and the raging waves. Suddenly the storm stopped and all was calm. The he asked them, “Where is your faith?” The disciples were terrified and amazed. “Who is this man?” they asked each other. “When he gives a command, even the wing and waves obey him!”

This passage leaves me with the same question Jesus asked the disciples, “where is your faith?” We encounter so many storms throughout our lives, and there’s nothing we can do to stop them or prevent them coming. Even Jesus, who is perfect, experienced storms, temptations, and troubled times so how can can ever expect not to. So the question remains, where is your faith? When your journey gets rocky or you come to a crossroad not knowing which direction to go, where does your faith lie? No matter what goes on in our lives our faith should remain as constant as God is. Walking on faith makes our roads less rocky and our decision that much clearer. Simply knowing that God is going to be there no matter the circumstances, is all that’s needed to empower us to never be full of fear. We should continually encourage each other not to lean on our own understanding, but to lean on our Heavenly Father who knows our next steps before we even think about them. It only takes faith the size of a mustard seed.

Justin BooneComment