Mark 4:35 And the same day, when the even was come, he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side.
36 And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships.
37 And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full.
Check the Forecast
Proverbs 22:3 A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.
There are some warning signs
So you are in the Storm, getting wet.
- Waves are crashing around
- It’s Dark
- The winds are howling
- Panic is all around
- You can see it in the eyes of all on board
- You are focus on one thing… surviving the storm.
But next to you a greater tragedy is going on.
Mark 4:36 And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships.
Sometimes you are in the storm… but struggling in the little ship.
Jonah 1:4 But the LORD sent out a great wind into the sea, and there was a mighty tempest in the sea, so that the ship was like to be broken.
5 Then the mariners were afraid, and cried every man unto his god, and cast forth the wares that were in the ship into the sea, to lighten it of them. But Jonah was gone down into the sides of the ship; and he lay, and was fast asleep.
6 So the shipmaster came to him, and said unto him, What meanest thou, O sleeper? arise, call upon thy God, if so be that God will think upon us, that we perish not.
WOW the similarities!
Psalm 46:10a Be still, and know that I am God…
Maybe for just a few minutes tonight we just need to be still.. And know that He is God
Listen for God to say “Peace be still” to the storms in our lives.