Reflection: I love how this verse says, ‘it was completely calm’. Not just settled down a little but ‘completely calm’. Yet, like those waves rising and crashing down, I can get caught up, thrashing around in the storms of life, and need to be commanded to be still.
I forget much too easily that if I am in Christ, I don’t have to sort everything out, fix everything – and everyone – and, in fact, it’s not even my job. When I gave myself to Jesus, I gave myself the sack in being the boss of me – so why do I keep turning up to work?
I need help to stop, to walk away from the action and be quiet, be still and know that God is God and let him do his thing in sorting out the storms in my life.
Prayer: Father, help me to be quiet, to be still, to stop thrashing around in the storm and listen to you and let you take control.