The first time a pup is in a tub, she has no idea what the end goal is. Can you imagine what is going through her mind? “Am I drowning? Will I make it?” I wonder if this is how we sometimes feel while God knows exactly what His end goal is for our lives!
Jesus was the one who gave the disciples the direction to go to the other side. It was in obeying God that they found themselves in a storm. This gives us confidence knowing the journey was God’s idea, we were obedient to His directives, and we are not the one who created the storm. God already knew we were stepping into turbulence but He wasn’t worried. Also, this story reminds us that if we are following God’s direction and find ourselves in a storm, God already determined the end destination because he said “the other side”. So in the midst of a storm, we know the story doesn’t end with us perishing in a storm, it ends with us reaching the other side! Love from Anita Carman
That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. 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?”He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!” NIV