As I was traveling from Cebu to Negros with my family, lyrics from the song “still” came to my mind, and when Jesus calmed the storm in Mark4:35-41.
We were about 30mins away from our destination and the sky was getting darker. As i looked at the island that we were going, I knew that it’s already raining there.
Light rain started to fall and i didn’t went inside to shelter my self from the rain for a couple of minutes. That was the time when the lyrics came,
“I will be still and know you are God”.
And the verses from the bible when Jesus calmed the storm:
35 That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.”
36 Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him.
37 A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped.
38 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?”
39 He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.
40 He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”
41 They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”
I realized that my heart have been in turmoil, it’s like I’m experiencing a storm inside.
I was afraid, although I kept thinking and saying that I will trust God. I’m gonna follow his will for me. But after reading this book:
I finally realized that deep inside, I was really afraid. Afraid of the future, afraid of what might be God’s will for me, afraid of trusting God with everything.
Then this afternoon, the song and the verse came to my mind and heart. It made me realize that God will always be there for you no matter what.
I should not be afraid and face the storm.
We’re not the only ones who will face it, Jesus is there to save us. He already saved us by dying on the cross, surely that he will also be with us through the storms of our lives.