Suddenly a windstorm struck the lake. Waves started splashing into the boat, and it was about to sink. Jesus was in the back of the boat with his head on a pillow, and he was asleep.
(Mark 4:37-38 CEV)
One of the keys to living a life of victory is believing and knowing that God is with us, not just in our ups, but also in our downs. See, like us, the disciples needed a lesson in this truth. When they went through a windstorm, Jesus was right there in the boat with them. But instead of staying calm in the storm like He was (Jesus was actually asleep!), they were panicking and wondering if He cared that they were about to drown (v.38). They forgot that they were in the same boat! Surely He wouldn’t let them drown. So, “He got up and ordered the wind and the waves to be quiet. The wind stopped, and everything was calm” (v.39).
Jesus doesn’t call us to follow Him only to abandon us when life gets tough. “Indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep” (Psalm 121:4 NIV). Do you want to stay calm in the storm? Remember that Emmanuel is with you in it and He will arise and come to your rescue. He is only a prayer away. Jesus promised, “Surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age” (Matthew 28:20 NIV).