What Jesus Did! 'Quiet! Why So Afraid?' — Mark 4:39

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Jesus stood up and commanded the wind and the waves to stop. Jesus said, "Quiet! Be still!" Then the wind stopped and the lake became calm.
— Mark 4:39
Illustration of Mark 4:39 — Jesus stood up and commanded the wind and the waves to stop. Jesus said, "Quiet! Be still!" Then the wind stopped and the lake became calm.

Key Thought

"'Quiet down!' ... and there was a great calm." This is Jesus' power in the heart of one of his followers. When in the middle of the storms of life, we must learn to listen for his voice, seek out his words, and remember the full message of his life. Jesus brings us calm when we know he is in ultimate control!

Today's Prayer

O God, my Father in heaven, give me faith to believe that Jesus can calm my heart and help me through my storms. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Today's Verses in Context

That day, at evening, Jesus said to his followers, "Come with me across the lake." Jesus and the followers left the people there. They went in the same boat that Jesus was already sitting in. There were also other boats with them. A very bad wind came on the lake. The waves were coming over the sides and into the boat. The boat was almost full of water. Jesus was inside the boat, sleeping with his head on a pillow. The followers went to him and woke him. They said, "Teacher, do you care about us? We will drown!" Jesus stood up and commanded the wind and the waves to stop. Jesus said, "Quiet! Be still!" Then the wind stopped and the lake became calm. Jesus said to his followers, "Why are you afraid? You still have no faith?" The followers were very afraid and asked each other, "What kind of man is this? Even the wind and the water obey him!"

Mark 4:35-41

Related Scripture Readings

Lord, you give true peace to people who depend on you, to people who trust you. So, trust the Lord always. Why? Because in the Lord YAH, you have a place of safety forever!

Isaiah 26:3-4

Be pure and honest. Peace loving people will have many descendants.

Psalm 37:37

Grace (kindness) and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Philippians 1:2

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What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

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