Sleep In Heavenly Peace
But Jesus Himself was asleep. Matthew 8:24
During the storm, Jesus was sleeping. His rest was not disturbed by the rising winds and waves. However, His disciple friends were not nearly as relaxed. Unlike Jesus, they panicked and believed they were going to die. They were afraid that this storm was going to be the end of them. They were so distressed and afraid that they woke Jesus up to help!
What a drastic difference between Jesus and His disciples. Jesus, unlike His disciples, was able to sleep and rest during the storm because Jesus was the Word, the Word that became flesh. His life was built on the Word. A storm is unable to destroy or disrupt the rest of a person whose life is built on the Word because they know the truth that God is over all things. He could sleep in peace because He knew God was in control. So in life, when the storms come and the pressure begins to increase and you see the waves rising and you think you are going to die, think of Jesus sleeping in the boat. Be still and know that God is in control of it all. And if you have to, do what the disciples did and turn to the Word for help.
Bottomline: A life built on the Word can sleep in peace during even the fiercest storms.
Matthew 7:24-27, John 1:14, Psalm 46:10
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