Swimming along the perils of adulthood, I have been feeling how tiring each day is. The stress of the work environment, chores, chores, and chores, mountains of To-do Lists, and adulting!
The past few months have been tiresome and mentally exhausting and this had me wondering – Is this how the rest of my life gonna be?
Not finding enough time to pray, or to read a book without thinking about work , and not being able to really relax or find time to write, I have been feeling like I couldnt find myself. Because I haven’t been thinking about nature’s hugs or the deep blue sea. I haven’t had time to be myself!
This morning, puttng aside the mountain of tasks and after cooking myself a nice breakfast ( which in itself is a rare task, it either gets burnt or somehow becomes unedible), I sat down to pray.
Taking in a few breaths to calm down and let go of the stresses, I really let go and thought of Jesus sitting right next to me. I told him that I was sorry for being consumed by the practicalities of human life and just appreciated his presence. It was serene. I shared all my worries and the most amazing thing happened.
I was reminded of the incident where Jesus calms the storm. There was a furious storm and as the waves broke the boat and the spirits of the disciples. They finally decided to wake Jesus up and he said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. Jesus was in their boat through the storm. They only had to call on him to quiet it down! They waited till the last moment when they were squashed by fear, handling it on their own. But once they called upon Jesus, the wind died down and the storm calmed down.
Jesus is in our boat, this boat of life and as we are swimming through these perils and voyaging through the storms, we do not have to battle it out on our own, we can call upon our God who is mightier than these storms for that calm in the storm. Most of us like the disciples are just battling it out and trying to wait out the storm without calling on Him totally forgetting that He is in our boat! Wake him up! Call on him to calm the storms of your life! And HE will do so.
Jesus Calms the Storm
35 That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” 36 Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. 37 A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. 38 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?”
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.
40 He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”
41 They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”