“The waves and wind still know His name”
The lyrics are from the song ‘It is Well’ by Bethel.
Whenever I read the story of how Jesus rebukes the wind as He and his disciples are sailing across the sea, I’m always amazed at how He only spoke 3 words — “Peace! Be Still!” Just like that, the winds and waves ceased! (Mark 4:39)
The disciples were astonished and Jesus asked “Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?” The disciples murmured between themselves, asking each other “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?”.
Sometimes we can be like the disciples and forget who we’re serving. We can underestimate God’s power and diminish His authority based on what we’re facing.
Earlier the disciples went to wake Jesus while He was asleep and it can feel like in the boat of our own lives that Jesus is dormant like a volcano; inactive. That’s he doesn’t care or hear our cries. It may seem that Jesus has abandoned us to sail to our doom.
What the disciples didn’t understand was that whether Jesus was with them on the upper deck or was in the lower deck — Jesus was still with them.
It says in Hebrews 13:8 “I will never leave you nor forsake you”. Now this can be viewed as an overused verse but it’s the truth. God cannot go back on His word.
2 Timothy 2:13 says “if we are faithless, He is faithful — for He cannot deny Himself.” .
Do you still believe that Jesus has authority over heaven and earth? Will you allow him to calm the waves in your life and the inner turmoils that rise within you?
Be still and know that He is God (Psalm 46:10). He will do what nobody else can do. †
I want to encourage us not to lose hope and doubt in the Lord, read His word and have faith.