From your vantage point, it may be very difficult for you to see how God controls your circumstances. In fact, you possibly just see Jesus asleep on His pillow in the stern. Do not be confused though. What seems one way to you is, in fact, different. God is in control.
I have a friend who loves a good thunderstorm and rain. I admit I enjoy them as well occasionally. Occasionally.
If it is the right time of year and everyone is where they are supposed to be, thunderstorms are fun. However, I’ve been in some doozies where the last thing I thought was, “This is fun!”
Cue the heavy winds. Add some nighttime darkness. Throw in a tornado watch, maybe even a tornado somewhere in the area. Blinking electric service. Not so much these kinds of storms.
In life, sometimes we go through significant storms as well. No lightening or thunder, no rain or wind, but significant physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual storms. You know of them. Possibly you are in one right now.
The Bible provides us help when this is the case.
Jesus and His Disciples in the Storm
Jesus and His disciples were no strangers to storms. The Bible records a specific storm that provides us some helpful insight.
35 On the same day, when evening had come, He said to them, “Let us cross over to the other side.” 36 Now when they had left the multitude, they took Him along in the boat as He was. And other little boats were also with Him. 37 And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling. 38 But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?”
39 Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. 40 But He said to them, “Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?” 41 And they feared exceedingly, and said to one another, “Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey Him!” (Mark 4:35-41; cf., Matt 8:23-27)