A Daily Devotion for Thursday, September 9
Matthew 8: 26
He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm.
The disciples believed they were all about to die. They would drown in the sea. I am not sure what Jesus expected from his disciples in this situation. After all, he was fast asleep in the boat, and it would have been foolish for the disciples to just sit in their seats until they were tossed into the waves. They did wake him up to help them. Maybe it was the frantic look of impending death on their faces that irritated Jesus. In any event, Jesus was able to turn that fear around. How could the disciples have any doubt left after that incident? If I believe the account to be true, how can I have any doubt as to the power of Jesus in my life and in the world?
Father God, thank you for your Word- for giving us so much to hold on to when doubt creeps in. You can save me, you have saved me. Amen