Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?” Mark 4:38
The actions or inactions of people are often interpreted to show how much they care or don’t care for others. If a person does nothing at all when another is going through a hard time, it is usually interpreted as if he does not care.
With this type of automatic interpretation, it refuses to know or understand the reasoning behind the refusal to act in the situation. There may be greater knowledge known by the one who ‘could’ help, but does not.
Jesus and the disciples had gotten into a boat to go to the other side of the lake. Jesus then went to sleep. As a severe storm came, the disciples woke Him in fear wondering if He did not care for them.
God, being the creator of everything and in complete control, will often tell His follower to go forward into what appears to be dangerous and deadly. Walking with God will, at times, appear to be life threatening.
As finite, not really in control, human beings, many will be afraid when danger arises before them that threatens their life or well-being. Immediately many are like the disciples crying out to God, asking if He really cares about them. They often feel as if God has sent them forward to their death.
Believers need to know that when God sends them forward on a path, it is for a purpose. Most often, He will bring them through to the other side. If He does not, the reality is that they will arrive on the other side stepping into eternity in heaven.
God really does care and the believer is on the winning side every time. Walking with God, he cannot lose.
As you walk your journey with God, there will be times that danger is in the path. Trust that God knows about it and has a purpose for it. Trust that God will bring you through it in the best way for you.
Do not allow thoughts of questioning how much God cares for you to enter your mind, bringing on doubts and fear.
If God cared for you enough to send His Son to die for you, He will care for you enough to bring you through whatever is in your path He has you on.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will trust God with all of your life; that you will trust God in dangerous situations; that you will continue to walk the path God has for you; and that you will know God’s presence in times of danger.