Jesus Calms The Sea – Miracle of Jesus

Calming The Storm

Cross reference –
Psa 107:21 Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man!
Psa 107:22 And let them offer sacrifices of thanksgiving, and tell of his deeds in songs of joy!
Psa 107:23 Some went down to the sea in ships, doing business on the great waters;
Psa 107:24 they saw the deeds of the LORD, his wondrous works in the deep.
Psa 107:25 For he commanded and raised the stormy wind, which lifted up the waves of the sea.
Psa 107:26 They mounted up to heaven; they went down to the depths; their courage melted away in their evil plight;
Psa 107:27 they reeled and staggered like drunken men and were at their wits? end.
Psa 107:28 Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.
Psa 107:29 He made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed.
Psa 107:30 Then they were glad that the waters were quiet, and he brought them to their desired haven.
Psa 107:31 Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man!
Psa 107:32 Let them extol him in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the elders.

via Psalm Chapter 107 | Psalms

Jesus Calms The Sea – Miracle of Jesus

The story can be found in your Bible in the books of Matthew, Mark & Luke.

And the same day, when the even was come, he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side. And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships. And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full. And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish? And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? How is it that ye have no faith?
Mark 4:35-40 KJV

Jesus Calms The Storm – Summary

Nothing is more powerful than the Will and Providence of Jehovah

Jesus told his disciples to cross the Sea of Galilee. They had his Word that they would reach the other side. Some of the disciples were experienced fishermen who had spent a lifetime on the Sea of Galilee and should not have been so easily frightened. But this was no ordinary storm. There was something powerful in both its timing and in its ferocity.

Instead of trusting in the Word, the disciples cried out to Jesus who was asleep, ?Don?t you care

Of course Jesus cared, He is love! He said that they would go to the other side, where he had a divine appointment to heal a demon-possessed man who would be a witness to the love and power of God throughout the area. Nothing would derail this divine assignment.

Jesus woke up and spoke to the wind and waves, ?Peace, be still.? And then there was a great calm. Jesus spoke the Word (Psalm 107:28-30) and the storm had to calm down immediately.

He asked his disciples why they had no faith. Any of them could have excercised their faith and calmed that storm, but they were overcome with fear which is the opposite of faith.

There will always be storms in life, both literal and figurative ones. How you react to them will determine if you are victorious. The disciples could have professed confidence in the Word of Jesus and provided an awesome testimony to the power of their faith. Instead, the stilling the storm miracle is a cautionary tale on how fear might sink the plans that God has for you.

You have the Word of God and the Holy Spirit inside you. Don?t ever doubt God?s love for you. Real faith is trusting in the Salvation God has for you. If you doubt God?s love, how can you believe any of His promises? The ultimate lesson to learn from the story of Jesus calming the storm is that all things are possible if you believe. But fear will prevent you from receiving the miracle you need (1 John 4:18). Study the Word and the calming the storm miracle. God loves you. He will never let you fail if you trust Him.

?Lord, help!? they cried in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. He calmed the storm to a whisper and stilled the waves. What a blessing was that stillness as he brought them safely into harbor!
— Psalm 107:28-30 NLT

Other references:

Jesus Stills the Storm – Matthew 8:23-27 – Mark 4:35-41 – Luke 8:22-25

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