“Why are you so fearful?” #566

37  And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling. 38  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?” 39  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. 40  But He said to them, “Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?” (Mark 4:37–40, NKJV)

The devil tempts disciples to second guess the Lord and think He does not care when we face trials and trouble (v. 38). When we yield to this temptation of doubt, fear grows and faith declines. The Lord teaches us not to let the storms of life overwhelm us. Trust the Lord when the tempest rises and the billows roll. Take comfort in prayer and His presence. He will not fail you. Yes, He cares. He also cares that you keep your faith through the storm. Do not be fearful, but believe.