And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, master, we perish. Then he arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm. – Luke 8:24
In this record of the story, it certainly seems like the disciples had reached the end of their rope doesn’t it? They didn’t have any other solutions or ideas for how to save the ship and their lives from the storm that they were facing. But Jesus was asleep.
It was certainly not because the storm was not fierce. After all, they were fearing for their lives. It was not because the disciples were not important. If that were the case, Jesus could have continued to sleep through the storm. But it’s a valuable lesson for us when we face the storms and trials of life.
Trials in life are almost certain. It seems that no matter what we do, we cannot escape them. So many times we try to do everything we can to get through them on our own and as a last ditch effort, cry out to God for help when it seems all hope is lost.
The disciples could have easily went to Jesus earlier in the storm. Instead, they felt like they could handle it. When facing the storms, it’s foolish to think we can handle things without the Master being involved.
God wants to be so much more than God when all hope is lost. He is an every situation, every trial, every moment of life God and wants to be involved in every aspect of your life.