Peace, be still

“When Jesus woke up, he rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Silence! Be still!” Suddenly the wind stopped, and there was a great calm. Then he asked them, “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?” The disciples were absolutely terrified. “Who is this man?” they asked each other. “Even the wind and waves obey him!”” Mark 4:39-41 NLT

We are living in a time of uncertainty. A time of wind and waves. Even this week I was hanging on for an announcement about the level of restrictions, uncertain if we would be able to have people over or have people in church or even go to a cafe. I wanted certainty. I wanted to know what was going to happen.

We crave certainty. We desire understanding. But in different seasons and circumstance we can’t get what we want or need. Which is why we need spiritual peace. In a world where there are so many things happening, there is a peace that surpasses all understanding. 

But true peace doesn’t come from seeking peace. Going on a retreat, taking time out, finding rest, getting into nature. These things are all good and beneficial, however they only bring a fleeting peace. True peace comes from seeking God. The one who brings peace.

Rach and I are praying for you this week to find peace through seeking He who commands the winds and the waves and they obey.

 

Pastors Andrew & Rachel