Posted by: peebles | February 1, 2011

Mark 4:35 (DARBY), And on that day, when evening was come, he says to them, “Let us go over to the other side.”

Mark 4:35 (DARBY), And on that day, when evening was come, he says to them, “Let us go over to the other side.” 

What a powerful story this is from the book of Mark 4:35 to 41. Now let me set the scene. It was evening and getting dark very quickly. Jesus then said to His disciples, “Let us go over to the other side”.  So, they all got into their boats, and followed the lead boat as it headed to the other side of the lake. Jesus went down to the stern of the boat, found a cushion and lay down for a sleep, during which time; a furious squall came upon the lake. The winds blew and the waves buffeted against each boat, some waves even broke over the boat, so much so, that they were almost swamped. To add to it all, it was now very dark and cold, you could hardly see in front of you. In-fact all you could see was the effect of the furious squall upon the lake and the dark clouds in the sky covering the stars.

Things had become so desperate that the disciples went down to where Jesus was sleeping. You can just imagine the panic in their voices as they spoke to Jesus, and asked him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?” 

Jesus then got up, rebuked the wind, and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the winds died down and it was completely clam. 

My friend, when we follow Jesus it is not all plain sailing. We will hit dark times, times when we are buffeted by the winds and waves, where we will feel we are almost swamped. There will even be hard times when we cannot see the light of day, but only dark clouds. However, take heart, for when we call out to Jesus, He will cause the raging winds and waves to cease, He will bring complete clam, and He will bring complete peace. 

When Jesus says, “Let us go over to the other side”. He will take you through to the other side. The Bible says in Philippians 1:6 (NIV), “Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus”. 

It may be dark because of the storm, and maybe you cannot see the light at the end, however, Jesus can and will bring you through. 

Whatever storm in life may be hitting your “boat” or your walk in the Lord, your family life, your work situation or whatever circumstance that you are going through, Jesus will bring you through. He will speak those words that calm the storms and bring you perfect peace. When Jesus says, “Let us go over to the other side”, you can be sure of this, you will get to the other side. No demon in hell, no power on this earth will stop the plan of God for your life, for if God be for you then who can stand against you? When Jesus gives you a promise, be sure of this He will always keep His promise to you. You will get to the other side!

God bless you my friend, Matthew.


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