Reading: Luke 8:19-39

The storm caught them on the lake. The water filled the ship. The disciples were in jeopardy. Jesus slept. So they woke Him up.

After He calmed the water and the wind, He directed His words to the disciples.

“And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him” (25).

What’s with that question?!

I don’t know. (But I’m sure the question was both just and justified.)

I thought their faith was in Jesus. After all, they went to Him in their distress. (Or did they wake Him because they didn’t want Him to drown in His sleep?)

I admit I don’t know why He asked the question and that I don’t know where their faith was.

As far as I’m concerned, though, the question is for me.

Just where is my faith?

Is my faith in Jesus? Or is my faith in what I think He can do? Or is it in what I think He wants to do?

I put my faith in Jesus. Blindly, if need be. I don’t need to know what He will do or when or how or why.

With His help, I will simply rest in Him. The details remain His to work through.

(Why does that feel like a scary thing to write?)

[These which hear the word of God, and do it (Luke 8:21)]

from Luke 8:21

A little bit more from Luke 8: What’s He Done to You?

One thought on “Where Is Your Faith?

  1. Very thought provoking question. I wonder if Jesus was asking this because they didn’t have faith enough to believe that Jesus could bring them safely through even the worst of storms? I know that our family had a time in our lives when Jesus chose not to calm the storm, but instead has us walk through it and 3 years later we are still holding on to His hand trying to get to the shore.

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