God Is Still God
And He was in the hinder (stern) part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake Him, and say unto Him, Master carest thou not that we perish? 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. And He said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? How is it that ye have no faith? Mark 4:38-40.
In an hour of trouble or crisis, many people lose their trust in God and His word. Others become fearful, and some begin to question “Is God still with us?” When something happens that we don’t understand, or when we have a decision to make are we going to let a setback or tragedy steal the blessings of God from us? Are we going to stand firm and declare, “God is still God, no matter what?
The disciples panicked because the storm threatened to destroy them all, and Jesus seemed unaware and unconcerned. Theirs was a physical storm, but storms come in other forms too.. Think about the storms in your life, the situations that cause you great anxiety. Whatever difficulty, you have two options: You can worry and assume that Jesus no longer cares, or you can resist fear, putting your trust in Him. When you feel like panicking, confess your need for God and then trust Him to care for you.
The mention of Jesus asleep on a pillow shows His true humanity. He was fully human, but yet He was Divine and needed food and rest just as all people do. Jesus’ command over the wind and the sea demonstrates His full and complete deity. Only God the Creator can calm wind and sea. God can rebuke every wind of hopelessness, addiction, hurt and any issues in your life. He can calm every sea that seems too deep for you to get through. Place your trust in Him, God is still God no matter what, He’s the God that has dominion over everything!