In the Bible, we read that Matthew, Jesus, and other disciples were in a boat on the sea when a great wind came and the boat started to toss violently. Jesus continued to sleep. The men aboard panicked and woke Jesus for help. Matthew 8:26 says ||Then he arose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm.||
Can you imagine? They were terrified, unsure if they would live through the storm.
We will face trials in this life. There will be times when the sea is raging around us. It may feel as if we are destined to fail, that the storms are too great and we are helpless. This painting by Howard Lyon depicts a range of emotions that we can all relate to. We often try to save ourselves, but when we turn to the Lord, He will save us and we will hear those magnificent words spoken in our hearts: “Peace, be still.”