Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. But He said to them, “Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?” Mark 4:39–40
I believe that one reason Jesus could calm the storm in this much-loved story was that He was the only one in the boat who was at peace. And what was within Him overflowed and affected the storm outside.
After Jesus had stilled the storm for His disciples, He corrected them for letting their hearts be troubled. And in His loving rebuke, He shows us how we can always have peace in our hearts. He asked His disciples, “Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?” In other words, “Why do you take so little from Me?”
God loves you dearly and has already supplied you with His health, healing, provision and protection through the cross of Jesus. When you know and believe this, fear will flee and peace will rule in your heart. And His peace on the inside of you will cause every storm in your life to subside!
So take much! Draw from Him moment by moment. When you live in peace, all around calms down. Are your children out of control or pressures and deadlines at work about to overtake you? Step into peace that passes understanding and watch everyone and everything around you line up into the power of peace.
When peace reigns in you, others sense it. Know Who’s in control and others will fall into peace with you. If God is for you, who or what can ever come against you? (Romans 8:31)
Psalm 91:5 says” Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night, nor the arrow that flies in the day.” If God says do not be afraid, then He has the cure for your fear. Take a peace pill from the gospel and rest day and night. Rest assured His promises are always yes and amen!