But Jesus was calmly sleeping in the stern, resting on a cushion. So they shook him awake, saying, “Teacher, don’t you even care that we are all about to die!” Fully awake, he rebuked the storm and shouted to the sea, “Hush! Calm down!” All at once the wind stopped howling and the water became perfectly calm.

Mark 4:38-39 TPT

“It’s the calm before the storm.” We’ve all heard that so many times in conversation, books and movies that we’ve lost count!

We can all relate to feeling like Jesus’ disciples sometimes, thinking “God, don’t you even care that I am feeling/going through xyz?” And of course, we know that He does but in the moment our circumstance can feel bigger and closer than the comfort of God. We are visual creatures and the easiest information to grasp and rationalize is what we see and how we feel.

The disciples were in a panic until Jesus arose, fully awake, and chastened the storm. Jesus wasn’t groggy or preoccupied but fully awake. Becoming overwhelmed by what we see, impedes our spiritual awareness. We are essentially no longer fully awake when operating by sight and not by faith.

 God is the calm and He subdues the storm
Gusty winds become gentle breezes
Turbulence becomes tranquility

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