Reading: Mark 4:37-40 NKJV

And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling. But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?” Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. But He said to them, “Why are you so fearful? How  is it that you have no faith?”

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Why did Lord Jesus concluded that the disciples “have no faith” when they woke Him up and said “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?”

My take on this when I read it this time,  is that when the disciples asked this question, it’s obvious that they didn’t have faith in:

1) Lord Jesus’ love for them
2) the security, safety and protection of being in His presence
3) Lord Jesus’ fellowship and companionship (after all wasn’t Lord Jesus in the SAME boat with them?)
4) Lord Jesus’ authority and power over nature

I learnt through this passage that even when we are going through various trials, tribulations and hardships, God is there with us all the time.  He cares, He loves me (and all of you), and He has the power to deliver me.

In short, all we had to do, is to trust Him, and COMPLETELY leave everything to Him.

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