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“But soon a fierce storm came up. High waves were breaking into the boat, and it began to fill with water. Jesus was sleeping at the back of the boat with his head on a cushion. The disciples woke him up, shouting, “Teacher, don’t you care that we’re going to drown?” Mark 4:37-38 I love to sleep during a rain storm. I find it so soothing and relaxing and I’ve told my husband numerous times that I would love to have a tin roof on our home, just so I can hear the rain even more. That being said, I draw…

Psalms 18:11 NLT “He shrouded himself in darkness, veiling his approach with dark rain clouds.” How often do we believe the lie that God has left us to suffer in our circumstance? The quiet and loneliness certainly must be a sign that God is absent, and unaware of our troubles. We often struggle with frustrated thoughts and emotions at what we have to endure in this life, at least I do. In my own self-pity it’s so easy to crumble under the pressure, and cry out “where are you God, and why have You left me?” But what if I…

“And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?” Mark 4:40 Jesus had spent a busy day, teaching the multitudes in parables, and later explaining these parables to His disciples. Now he was tired and so He suggested that they go across the Sea of Galilee to the other side. He lay down in the back part of the boat and went to sleep. No doubt the disciples were talking among themselves about the stories Jesus had told and what they meant. Then a great storm of wind arose, and the…