God is in charge of everything. He’s in charge of the universe and all it’s galaxies. He commands the sun to rise and set. He tells the stars when to shine and the rain when to water the earth. He’s in charge of day and night, good and bad, man and woman. He’s in charge of history. He’s in charge of today. And He is in charge of tomorrow.
God is in charge.
That simple truth fuels my faith in a big way. It means if God is really in charge, I have nothing to fear. I don’t have to fear whether I fit in or not. I don’t have to fear failure. I don’t have to fear the unknown future. I don’t even have to worry about getting my feelings hurt. If someone hurts my feelings then God allowed it. He had to if He’s in charge of everything. And if God allowed someone to hurt me or if He allowed me to fail at my dream then it’s for good reason. He’s trying to make me better and stronger.
Trusting in the truth that God is in charge of my life gives me a different perspective. I use to think everything depended on me instead of God. I wonder if that’s how the disciples felt when they became overwhelmed by the storm.
Jesus and the disciples were crossing the Sea of Galilee when a furious storm came up. The waves were monstrous tossing the boat across the angry sea. Water poured over the boat as the seamen tried to keep the vessel afloat. Let’s not forget. These were experienced fishermen. They had sailed through a storm or two during their profession. They must have felt their survival depending on their expertise. Although this time, their skills weren’t enough. They had done all they knew to do and now panic had set in.
While the storm caused great fear in the hearts of the disciples, the screaming wind was like a lullaby to Jesus. The tossing boat lulled Him to sleep.
I can imagine what the disciples were thinking. How can He sleep when our lives our in danger!”
Jesus could sleep because He is in charge!
Jesus got up and rebuked the wind. “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind calmed down and He said to His disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” (Mark 4:39-40).
The disciples needed Jesus’ help but Jesus didn’t need help from no one. He didn’t call on the angles to help. He didn’t pull out a magic wand or magic dust. No. He simply stood and said, “Quiet” because He’s in charge of all.
How does knowing God is in charge calm your fear today and fuel your faith?
I realize for some of you the fear of the storm is so loud and frightening that even though Jesus is in charge you can’t stop shaking. I’d like to comfort you with this. Jesus was in the boat. He’s with you now. Even though the storm didn’t wake Him, the cry of His disciples did. God hears your cries. He’s aware. He will not let the storm overtake you. You are in the safety of His care.
Not only that but I’m praying for you daily, sister. I’m asking God to make Himself so real that fear can no longer spook you. I’m asking Him to fuel your faith with His truths so you can battle fear, worry and anxiety. You can do it. Rest in the security of His faithful arms as He leads you from fear to faith.