Faith is a mindset that expects God to act.
When evening came, his disciples went down to the sea, got into the boat and started across sea to Capernaum. It was now dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them. The sea became rough because a strong wind was blowing. When they rowed about three to four miles they saw Jesus walking on sea and coming near the boat. And they were frightened. But he said to them, “It is I; do not be afraid.” Then they were glad to take him to the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land to which they were going.
Jesus was teaching that such storms are part of life and can be frightening. We often face spiritual and emotional storms and feel tossed about like a small boat on a big lake. In spite of the terrifying circumstances if we allow Christ Jesus to take control in our lives, he can give us peace in the midst of any storm.
The disciples were frightened when they saw Jesus walking on water because they were not expecting Jesus to come to them like that or prepared for his help.
However, the disciples welcomed Jesus into their boat then immediately the storm was over and they were at the shore.
If we allow Christ to take control in our lives, he can give us peace in the midst of storms.
~ Angela Lipe-Pattengill