Today's devotion is based on Mark 4:41, which is part of the story of Jesus quieting the storm that was threatening to sink the boat they were on. "They [disciples] were terrified and asked each other, "Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!"
There have been many times when you and I have reacted to the storms of life out of anxiety, panic, and fear instead of trust in the one who commands the wind and the waves. But Jesus came here for more than stilling storms. He came to live a life of perfect trust on our behalf. Jesus came to wash away our every sinful failure at the cross, and then he rose from death. And because he has, he refreshes us in His forgiveness when we come to him in repentant hearts. Restored in him, you and I can rest easy, even in the storms of life.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Lord Jesus, when the storms of life come, help me to remember that you are with me. Please forgive me when I doubt your presence. In your blessed name, I pray. Amen.