Peace! Be Still!
If you don't know the story, the disciples were crossing the Sea of Galilee one night when a storm overwhelmed them. Jesus was exhausted from the day's events and was asleep in the back of the boat. They woke Him up and asked Him if He didn't care if they drowned? (They wanted Him to help bail water.) Instead, He spoke to the storm and said, "Peace! Be still!" and the storm ceased. The disciples looked at each other and said, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?” Good question.
One Sunday, a young lady I had never met came forward for prayer. I asked her what I could pray with her about, and she told me the story of her life in just a few minutes. It was a mess, and it was overwhelming her. She didn't know what to do. Panic had set in, and she was frozen in fear.
She was looking for a miracle. She didn't know what kind of miracle she needed; she didn't know how to ask for one. All she could say was, "HELP!" I began to pray for her and immediately I remembered the story from Mark 4. I said the words, "Peace! Be still!" and immediately she began to weep. I prayed with her for a few more moments and then moved on. At the end of the service, I walked up to her and asked, "Why did those words, 'Peace! Be Still!' mean so much to you?" With tears in her eyes, she said, "I've never felt so much peace before in my life". She was able to get her life together and move on with hope.
Miracles come in all forms of shapes and sizes. Some people believe that they are just "coincidences." Other think that is just the human spirit reaching its potential. Others think that it is the "universe" interceding on their behalf. I have to chuckle when I hear such things. Why? Because I know that miracles are just another way of Jesus is saying, "I Love You."
PRAY: Dear Jesus, please speak, "Peace! Be Still!" over the storm of my life. AMEN
It's Saturday in South Florida. I'll see you at Faith Family Worship Center at 10:30 am for the morning service. We are going to pray for your miracle this Sunday. Can't make it? Leave your request in the comment section below.