Jesus Is Not Asleep in Your Storm!

01/26/22 at 06:00 AM | Published Under Charis Staff

Adapted from a Daily Devotional by Andrew Wommack

Have you ever felt like God wasn’t listening when you were going through a storm in your life?

You are not alone! Even the disciples felt that way.

In Mark 4:35, Jesus told His disciples, “Let us pass over unto the other side,” so they set out across the water.

“And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship so that it was now full. And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master carest thou not that we perish?” —Mark 4:37-38

Considering the fact that the boat was filled with water, it is amazing that the disciples had to awaken Jesus! This was not a large ship with cabins below deck, but rather a small, open boat. Jesus had to be “soaked to the bone.”

This shows us Jesus' humanity and how tired He must have been. It also shows that He must have been in a very deep sleep. Medical science has discovered that the deeper we sleep, the more rest our bodies get.

This is a clue as to how Jesus could maintain the grueling pace He kept, along only with an occasional all-night prayer time. He was receiving the maximum benefit from His sleep.

Jesus did not say, “Let us go out into the midst of the sea and drown in a storm.”

He said, “Let us pass over to the other side.” So, He was going to the other side. This shows that the disciples still didn't understand Jesus' authority. They were committed to Him as their Messiah, but they hadn't yet realized that Jesus was Lord even over the physical elements.

Many Christians still do this today. They receive the spiritual benefits of salvation but have not reaped the physical benefits of health and prosperity, which are also part of our salvation.

Whichever we focus upon—the storm or Jesus in the midst of our storm—will determine how we manage the challenges we face in life.

Jesus is not asleep concerning the things you face in this life. He is right there in your ship—resting. He’s resting because He knows you'll both get to the other side.

“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” —John 14:27

His peace is yours. Believe His Word. Rest in His love.