“On the same day, when evening had come, He said to them, ‘Let us cross over to the other side.’ Now when they had left the multitude, they took Him along in the boat as He was. And other little boats were also with Him. And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling. But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him, ‘Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?’ 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 4:35-40 (NKJV)

How well are you handling the storms in your life? Do you ever struggle with unbelief in the storm? Maybe you’re like the guy who said, “I believe but, Lord, help my unbelief.” As we go to the scripture you can see that during the storm the disciples thought they were going to drown, but they forgot that Jesus was in the boat. He had said to them, “Let us cross over to the other side.” In other words, He was telling them that they were going to make it to the other side regardless of their circumstances. We need to hear this, don’t we? What are those “other sides” in your life, those goals and aspirations that you have? What is your purpose that God has clearly spelled out for you? You are going to make it. The story tells us that Jesus had been resting. Have you ever asked, “Where is Jesus when I need him?” The story goes on to say that the disciples woke Him, and He rebuked the wind and the rough sea and it became calm. As long as the disciples assumed control of things, Jesus rested. But when they cast their cares on Him and turned over the controls to Him, He took care of everything, and they could rest. Be reminded of 1 Peter 5:7 (NLT), “Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you.”