“As they sailed, he fell asleep. A squall came down on the lake, so that the boat was being swamped, and they were in great danger.The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!”He got up and rebuked the wind and the raging waters; the storm subsided, and all was calm. “Where is your faith?” he asked his disciples. In fear and amazement they asked one another, “Who is this? He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him.” Luke 8: 23-25
One early morning as I sat on my Lanai having devotions with the Lord, I observed a patch of dark clouds moving to block the sun. The wind suddenly picked up over the lake and before I knew it a storm was raging. The sun was no longer visible, yet I knew it was still there. And so, it dawned on me that in times of uncertainty it is important to know that the Lord is still there and is still in control. I knew in time the storm would past, so I did not allow it to interrupt my communion with the Lord. Instead, I was relaxed and rested anticipating the calm.
I could count on it, such as in the times of the Lord’s “Faithfulness” so many times before. DF