We read in Mark 4:35-41 “…When evening had come, he [Jesus] said to them [His disciples], ‘Let us go across to the other side.’ And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him. And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was already filling. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke him and said to him, ‘Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?’ And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, ‘Peace! Be still!’ And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. He said to them, ‘Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?’ And they were filled with great fear and said to one another, ‘Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?’”
Jesus’ twelve disciples were still not certain about exactly who Jesus was. Notice, they called Him “Teacher”. They knew obviously He was from God, because of what they saw Him do, but it wasn’t until after Jesus’ death and resurrection that they were finally all convinced that this was indeed the Messiah. Notice after this eye opening occasion, they still questioned “Who then is this….?” And, so it is easy to understand why they were still uncertain about some things (many things actually), and were lacking in faith that nothing could happen to them outside of God’s plan for them. Yet – beside this, Jesus still questions “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?”
We on the other hand, have the entire Bible filled with truths, promises, and illustrations of God’s work, amazing power, and peace giving protection, and yet we still many times allow the cares of this life, the problems we face, and the difficulties that lie ahead to cause us to doubt or at least “fear” what may come. When in reality – as long as we keep our eyes on Him, we have NOTHING to fear. It ALL depends on how much TRUE FAITH do we have in our Saviour? If He can command the wind and the sea to obey Him, and they do instantly, He has NO PROBLEM taking care of EVERYTHING in our lives!
Many times, we miss out on life’s best simply because we have no faith in God, or at least very little faith. Oh yes, we believe Jesus died on the cross for our sins and rose from the dead, but can He handle that crisis we are facing?? Have you STILL no faith??