''One day He got into a boat with His disciples, and He said to them, ''Let us go across to the other side of the lake." So they set out, and as they sailed He fell asleep. And a windstorm came down on the lake, and they were filling with water and were in danger, so they went and woke Him and said, ''Master, Master we are perishing!'' And He awoke and rebuked the raging waves and they ceased, and there was calm. He said to them ''Where is your faith?'' And they were afraid, and they marvelled saying one to another ''Who then is this, that he commands even the winds and water, and they obey Him?''
If I'm honest, my life feels a lot like this passage at the moment. A lot of the time I feel like I'm on that boat, feeling like I'm sinking, and having little faith in the one who holds the sea and that storm in His hands. When I read this passage this morning, I was really taken back by the statement that Jesus makes when the disciples come to Him in fear. ''Where is your faith?'' ...'Why don't you trust me?' It's easy to trust God when everything is going normal and right, but it can be really hard to trust Him when everything is going wrong. I think maybe thats the point He's making here though. 'Where is your faith?' Faith is trusting in something we can't see. At the moment I can't see the reason why these hard things have been happening to us, and I can't see how this can turn around. But faith is trusting in the One who can see the reason for this time in our lives. I trust in the One who knows why, and the One who has carried me through a hard couple of years. I trust in the One who died for me because He cared so much about me, and gave me an eternal life with Him to look forward to. I trust in an all-powerful, all-knowing, and caring Saviour, and even though I may stumble (all the time) He is gently reminding me; "Where is your faith".. trust in Me.''