Here is one more thought to add to yesterday’s post about the promise of Jesus’ “I’m here” in the midst of your storm. We talked about the importance of our faith in believing Jesus’ “I’m here” when the storm is swirling around us.
I think it is significant that Jesus was asleep in the storm. It wasn’t to appear not to care. I think it was to demonstrate that there was no storm in Him. He was perfectly calm and restful. And in a miracle of incredible dimension, He spoke that calm over the wind and the waves.
The lesson for us is that Jesus can speak that same calm to our storm inside, the wind and waves in our heart. Can Jesus calm the storm on the outside, the trial we are going through? Yes, He can! But when He allows the storm on the outside to rage, His promise to us is still His calm and His presence.
Or said another way, the storm on the outside does not need to become a storm on your inside. Is that even possible? Yes, the storm on the outside does not need to become a storm on your inside. Your inside can experience the peace and calm of the presence of Jesus no matter what is swirling around us. Will it always be easy? No, it requires us to exercise our faith, believe that He is here, and to call out to Him in our prayers.
May our answer to Jesus’ question, “Where is your faith?” be, “My faith is in the promise and the presence of my dear Savior, Jesus Christ.”