Getting to the Other Side

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Today, do you find yourself in a circumstance that frightens you? Are you wondering how you will ever make it to the other side of your situation? If so, you are not alone. From the beginning of time, humans have found themselves in the midst of stormy situations. But, take heart, God will faithfully see you through!

In Mark 4:35-41, we meet up with Jesus and his disciples after finishing a long day of ministering to the crowds. Jesus, no doubt weary from the heat of the day and the time invested in meeting the needs of those who flocked to see him, says to his disciples, "Let us go over to the other side."

Casually, they gather their belongings, chat about the day's events, and listen as Jesus elaborates on the parables he's shared. All is well and the day feels to be a huge success until a squall comes upon them. The disciples scramble to set the sails as Jesus peacefully sleeps on a cozy cushion. As the storm intensifies, the disciples wake him asking, "Teacher, Don't you care if we drown?" Jesus wakes and speaks to the wind, "Quiet! Be Still!" And it obeys, leaving the disciples utterly awestruck!

Friend, I don't know what you face today. Perhaps your seas are calm. Maybe you are at the beginning of a storm. Or, perhaps you are seeking shelter in an all-out raging squall. Irregardless of your circumstances, you can rest knowing God will get you to your final destination. Notice in the scriptures that Jesus had already told the disciples he was taking them to the other side of the sea. He didn't say, "Hey Guys, let's go halfway to the other side and drown." Jesus knows where you are going. He has your best interest in mind. And He will, without a doubt, get you to the other side!