15 Jan Mark 4:35-41

35 On that day, when evening came, He *said to them, “Let us go over to the other side.” 36 Leaving the crowd, they *took Him along with them in the boat, just as He was; and other boats were with Him. 37 And there *arose a fierce gale of wind, and the waves were breaking over the boat so much that the boat was already filling up. 38 Jesus Himself was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they *woke Him and *said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?” 39 And He got up and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Hush, be still.” And the wind died down and it became perfectly calm. 40 And He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?” 41 They became very much afraid and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?”

When a few of His Jesus followers committed to follow him, many of them did not know to what extent. Here, Jesus ask them to cross over in the sea, meanwhile a wind storm is picking up. The disciples began to doubt Jesus, and fear set in. Have you been in this position lately? Where you decided to follow Jesus, but when things got tough, doubt crept in. Jesus did not have the intention of allowing them harm, but trust comes despite the circumstances. In verses 39-40 he establishes who He is by calming the storm and questions the disciples about their faith. We are just like the disciples, we continue to underestimate Jesus, the creator of all. He was much more than they ever thought when they decided to follow Him, and so much more than they could have ever bargained. We must trust Him through all our circumstances and trust He is much more than we could ever imagine.