PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Luke 8:22-25
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“As they sailed, he fell asleep.” (Luke 8:23)
How could Jesus sleep in the storm… why wasn’t he helping?
But what could he do, his friends were sailors while he was a carpenter.
Jesus knew he was in good hands – his father’s and his friends.
This story does not tell us all to sleep when bad things are happening.
The disciples still needed to manage the boat, to do what they could.
As we do what we can do, we can trust God to do what only God can do.
Too often we act out of our anxiety and get in the way, making things worse.
Or like the disciples we are immobilized by fear and leave our positions.
Imagine a pilot leaving the cockpit on your plane when a storm comes.
Imagine passengers rushing into the cockpit when a storm comes.
In the storm, we need to do what we can do, and trust God to do what God can do.
As we do what we do through the storm, know that God will not leave his position!
Jesus is reminding (not rebuking) us to trust the Pilot through the storm!
There is a time to work, and a time to rest… but it is always time to trust the Pilot.
Lord, this is easier to write when I am not in a storm. Bring this reminder to mind the next time the waters get rough. Help me to breathe deep, do what I can, and trust myself to the Pilot!