As I grab a minute before the unknown of the day begins, I sense the Father whisper “PEACE! BE STILL” and reminding me of the storm of uncertainty the disciples faced in Mark 4:35-41
“That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. 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?” He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “PEACE! BE STILL.” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!””
Do you need to hear this today too?
I don’t know what “furious squall” you are facing or what is leaving you “nearly swamped” but I do know you don’t have to face it alone. Jesus is there too.
And He is speaking to the waves you feel crashing over you and declaring “PEACE! BE STILL” to the storms in your life of fear, worry, anxiety, doubt, insecurity, inadequacy …
Whatever you are dealing with or feel unable to deal with, He can and will make “completely calm”.
You don’t have to be “so afraid” or question does He really care?
Take a moment to BE STILL, to breathe deep and allow His peace to wash over you.
Exchange your fears for His faithfulness.
Exchange your doubts for the certainty of His great love.
Exchange your inadequacy for the awareness that He is your more than enough.
And receive His “PEACE!”
Thank you Lord you are commanding your PEACE, perfect peace to be released, revealed and restored in me in this moment and in my situation.
PEACE! BE STILL.