There’s a very short story in the Bible where Jesus’ disciples found themselves in the middle of a lake in a boat when a “furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped.” (Mark 4:37.)
We are all living in the middle of a furious squall, and for many it may feel as though the waves are breaking over the sides of our boat and we’re nearly swamped. None of us has ever experienced anything like this coronavirus pandemic. Furious storms come in many different forms and sizes, and this one happens to be huge. However, I want to remind you that God is huge. He created the world. He’s helped men win battles, overcome giants and survive floods, droughts, pestilence and, yes, even pandemics for millennia. The disciples were scared for their lives; I’m sure that if their boat had capsized, they all would have drowned.
Regardless of your personal circumstances, these are unprecedented times, and our world in current times has never experienced anything like this. Fear is very real and is especially magnified when we don’t know the outcome. The disciples called on Jesus and asked Him , “Don’t you care if we drown?” This is the best part: “He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, ‘Quiet. Be still’.” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” (Mark 4:38-40)
God still performs miracles! Don’t be afraid – Jesus does care. Just call on Him as his disciples did and He will rebuke this storm and you will experience the Calm .