I’m sitting there in the boat being tossed from one end to the other. The crushing waves threaten my life and splash up over the sides. Rain stings my face and my panic filled wide eyes blink against the onslaught. Disaster surrounds me. I’m supposed to be safe. I thought I would be safe. I’m with Jesus. I’m right where He wants me.
Trudging through the water filled boat, I go to wake Him up. Staring into His eyes I say, “Do You not care?”
He rises up. Speaks out against the wind and the sea: “Hush now! Be still!”
The wind swirls to a stop. A great calm, a perfect peacefulness stretches across the sea into my heart.
And then He says, “Where is your faith, your trust, your confidence in Me and My integrity?”
My eyes open up to the wonder that He wants me to believe, trust, rely on, and be confident in Him even when my boat is filling up and everything around me looks like I will perish.
So, as I find the storm shaking my world once again, I put up my hood and let the water splash over my rain boots as I walk down to where Jesus is sleeping.
My water’s rising, everything is changing, but I make my bed next to His.
And we’re both sleeping…