“When We Know Him…”

Be still and KNOW that He is God  Jan 2014

By Dona Hake

Jesus Calms a Storm
Matthew 8:23-27  ESV

And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him.  And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep. And they went and woke him, saying, “Save us, Lord; we are perishing.”  And he said to them, “Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?” Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm.  And the men marveled, saying, “What sort of man is this, that even winds and sea obey him?”

I am thinking about really knowing my God today.  You know, you can be acquainted with people but you may not really know them.  You may not know them well enough to know how they will react in a circumstance.   Being acquainted with someone and really knowing them is entirely two different things.  You see the disciples knew Jesus but even after He did this wonderful work of rebuking the wind and calming the sea, their response was “What sort of man is this, that even winds and sea obey him?”

Psalm 46:10
“Be still, and know that I am God…”

I can only imagine how frightened His disciples were.  Let’s be honest, we too might have been a bit unnerved being in a boat swamped with waves and wind, and our boat being tossed to and fro!   As I meditated on this and think about this scripture in Psalms, He led me to bring it to you this way…When we KNOW that He is God we WILL be still.   When we are faced with circumstances that are rough and rocking our boats, we can be still because we KNOW that the Jesus inside of us is well able to rise up and calm our storms.  To God be the glory for all the great works He desires to do in us as we purpose to KNOW Him!