Just Jesus and Me
Be Still – Part 1
Scripture Reading: Mark 4:35-41
Key Verse: Mark 4:39
He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.
God did not send Jesus to earth to start a new religion. God was looking and longing for relationships with people.
The title of this last section of devotionals, “Jesus and Me”, is exactly what God wanted. You matter to God. He knows your name! Jesus wants to walk with you, today and every day. Jesus did that, physically, with the disciples. He wants to do that, spiritually, with each of us who believe.
When it’s “Jesus and Me,” there should be no fears that haunt us. But in our humanness, we still allow fears to cause us problems. Amazingly, the disciples, according to today’s scripture, had the same struggles with fear. They physically walked with the Son of God, yet when faced with a storm, they feared the worst! The disciples did, finally, do the right thing and went to Jesus with their fears. Jesus spoke to their fears when He spoke to the storm: “Quiet! Be Still!”
We must realize that Jesus wants us to trust Him with our fears. The storm was not going to destroy the disciples and our storms will not destroy us! Will they cause us to fear? Fear is a response which we can allow or dismiss. Sometimes we must fight the temptation to fear with repeated scriptures and prayer, but we can defeat it!
When fear starts calling you, repeat Jesus’s words in today’s Key Verse: “Quiet! Be still!” Jesus says it in your heart; you can say it with your lips.
Father, I will be still and know that You are God. Help me to quiet my fears and walk in peace today. In Jesus’s Name, amen.