What Jesus Did! 'Fierce Storms' — Mark 4:37

Monday, March 14, 2016

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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.
— Mark 4:37 NLT
Illustration of Mark 4:37 NLT — 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.

Key Thought

Storms are a part of life—even for Christians. In fact, storms are a part of life, ESPECIALLY for Christians. While some peddle a "gospel" that proclaims only wealth, blessing, and happiness, we need to remember that Jesus is our hero and example. We are his presence in this world. We know what the world did to him. He warns that if the world would do this to him, imagine what it will do to us. So while we are blessed and our Kingdom is sure, we need to realize that fierce storms will come. The key is to make sure we're with Jesus every step of the way!

Today's Prayer

Father in heaven, give me faith and strength to stand in the hours of my trial. In addition, dear Father, please be with my brothers and sisters in Christ the world over who are facing fierce and violent storms because of their faith. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Mark 13:13
  • John 15:21
  • 1 Peter 1:5-7

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About This Devotional

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.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.