The Stormy Seas
(The Word Series)
Mar 4:39 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.
There is great comfort in the Word of God. When the waves were boisterous, and the shipped tossed upon the crest of the waves, Jesus calmed the sea with a few words. His Word is soothing; it comforts us when the storms come, and we need to seek it daily. It was a light thing for our Savior to calm the troubled sea, but it was a fearful thing for man to see the raging waves. The closer we are to Jesus, the more assurance we have that there will be peace--everything will be alright with Jesus around. Though He was asleep in the nether part of the ship, His presence made a difference. It always does. The storm cannot go beyond the confines of grace, and it could not phase our Savior in His time of rest. Though the sea is raging, it is calm within the heart, with the full assurance that Jesus is there. Men are given so easily to panic, when all we need to do is trust.
Our God is peace for the troubled soul. His Word gives us peace and rest when trials come our way, because it is a peace that passes all understanding--a peace like no other can give us (See Phil 4:7). He speaks the Word and it is done. We have that same Word that Jesus spoke written for us in the Bible, God’s Precious Word; it is a great blessing, “a great calm” to our troubled souls, and we can depend on it to see us through the storms.