Mark 4:39 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
He quieted the wind! What a place of authority that can speak into the life of the believer. The wind can certainly symbolize those places of trials and tribulation that seem to come out of nowhere to cause disruptions. The kind of authority Jesus displayed is what I often fail to possess when life’s circumstances visit me. How can I gain more of that confidence in my own life?
Jesus speaking to the wind seems like a unique event but there is a life lesson I can acquire. What I should be gaining from His example is the confidence He had in His ability to speak to an adverse situation. He spoke and the winds died down. Wind in and of itself is movement. Not quiet but blowing with full-on intensity trying to cause a commotion by instilling fear. Isn’t that what circumstances do? Yet Jesus quieted the wind and that shows that I can do the same thing when the winds of life blow. The key is I’m backed by Jesus just as Jesus was backed by God.
John 5:19 So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, that the Son does likewise.
His example of faith is the same example of faith that applies to me. The authority He demonstrated He also makes available to me.
1 John 2:6 Whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked
There is a more excellent way to apply to every circumstance I face and that is speaking with authority and confidence that only comes from the Father directly through Jesus who is the author and finisher of my faith. Those strong winds of adversity will be quieted!
By: Rhonie McBerry
Rhonie is a licensed radiation therapist providing care to those battling cancer. She learned to embrace a new normal after being diagnosed with Crohn’s. disease and uses the power of words to encourage others to see past their darkest day to a brighter horizon. She is the author of Embracing a New Normal, God Has Drawn The Blueprints Vol I &II, Words That Surround Your Soul devotionals, and a host of blog posts on her website www.RhonieSays.com.