The Boat Will Not Sink

And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was already filling. But He was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” And He awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.  Mark 4:37-39

 

A young evangelist was visiting America from another country.  While here, he went to talk to a pastor because his family was going through a storm.  His wife suffered with debilitating physical ailments, so much so that the young evangelist feared he would have to leave his ministry.  The pastor read to the young preacher the passage about Jesus in the storm.  Then he encouraged him:  “Your boat will not sink, and the storm will not last forever.”

A few months later, the pastor saw the young man again, and asked him how things were going.  "Not much better.  My wife can't breathe.  She has trouble taking care of the children.  But we know two things are true: the boat will not sink, and the storm won't last forever." 

More months had passed when the pastor received in the mail a joyful update.   A doctor had discovered a minor nutritional deficiency in the wife's diet, that when taken care of had relieved her of all signs of illness.  She was now in glorious, radiant health!  At the bottom of that note, the young man had written, "The boat will not sink, and the storm will not last forever."

Psalm 4:8, says, "In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety."  The time will come when the Lord will say to your storm, "Peace, be still."  He will say it in His own time, and according to His own terms.  But rest assured, He will say it.  The boat will not sink.  The storm will not last forever.  His peace will overwhelm your storm. 

Have a great day, and keep moving forward!