A windstorm came down on the lake, and [the boat was] filling with water, and they were in jeopardy. And they came to Him and awoke Him saying, “Master, Master, we are perishing!” Then He arose and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water. And they ceased, and there was a calm. But He said to them, “Where is your faith?” —Luke 3:23-25
Over and over we read about submission to authority in the Bible. Recognizing and submitting to authority is no easy assignment for any of us. We want to be in control of our lives and circumstances… at least until a crisis comes along.
Jesus shows us His divine control over all things so we know we can trust Him with our lives and all its ups and downs. The Son of Man has authority over nature, demons, disease, and death. When the disciples were in the boat with Jesus, and the storms came and the waters began to rush into the boat, they ran to Him. They didn’t trust that God was already in control of the situation. Their lack of faith was evident in their fear. They cried out, “We are perishing!” No wonder Jesus asks them, “Where is your faith?”
Don’t wait until the boat is sinking to recognize Jesus’ authority and call for help. Submit now and marvel at the ministry of the Son of Man in your life. You’ll be amazed by the peace, contentment, and calm that will flood your life.
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Jim and Elizabeth George are bestselling authors and national speakers dedicated to helping people live a life after God’s own heart. Together, they have written over 150 books with more than 14 million copies sold around the world. For over 35 years, the teachings and steadfast example of Elizabeth and Jim have helped countless men and women:
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