Matthew 8:24 – Behold, a great tempest arose in the sea, so much that the boat was covered with the waves, but he [Jesus] was asleep.
What is funny about this situation is that in the previous verse the disciples all ended up in the boat because they were ‘following Jesus’. Jesus then promptly falls asleep, right at the moment that a huge storm blows up!
The disciples must have been wondering ‘what was Jesus thinking’?! We didn’t ask to come on to the boat – He led us here, and now He’s asleep!
There will be times when it feels like God leads us into difficult or dangerous situations, and then ‘falls alseep on us’ – doesn’t seem to respond to our prayers or cries for help. Like the disciples, we have been obedient and simply followed him and trusted Him!
What they didn’t realise was that they were in the middle of a training exercise! Jesus had led them there to display His power to them. Your boat will not sink if the King of Kings is in it! The more we come to see and understand that fact – the more peace we will have when confronting even the most difficult storms that we face in this life.