“What sort of man is this that even winds and sea obey him?” (Matthew 8:27)
The disciples marveled. You had just previously called the disciples to follow you, despite the cost. You were honest that following you would not be easy. Then they followed you onto a boat. Then the boat got hit by a huge storm.
They freaked out and you slept.
Ultimately they freaked because they had little faith that you were in control; whereas you slept because you were fully confident that your Father was in control. “Perfect love casts out fear.” (1 John 4:18)
Where there is mature (maturing) faith, there is no fear (quicker repentance from fear). What can be done to me that my Father has not seen and allowed and ordained as a part of His perfect will for me?
The God that neither slumbers nor sleeps will never be caught off guard by my circumstances. I never have any cause for fear.
Because I trust in you I will never be put to shame. You will never forsake me or abandon me. Whether you allow the waves or rebuke the waves…
Yes. And Amen.
Increase my faith, Lord.