Spread the Good Word: Mark 4:39

by | Nov 27, 2020 | The Good Word | 1 comment


Good Word Friday Theme: Fear Not

If you’ve never read the story of Jesus calming the storm, then today’s a great day for Mark 4:35-41. What a story!

Imagine what the disciples must’ve thought when that squall went from bad to worse. I wonder if any of them lost a little faith in Jesus as they fought to keep the vessel afloat. After all, it was Jesus’s idea to sail that night in that direction.

“He seems to know everything; didn’t He know that a bad storm would come and we’d all die?”

Then, imagine how they felt when Jesus, after banishing the storm, asks them, “Why are you afraid?”

Well, isn’t it obvious?!

We thought we were going to die, and then you unleashed superhuman power in front of our very eyes!

But the Lord’s question is so telling. If we have Jesus with us (within our very souls) then why are we afraid of the storms?

Sometimes, like the disciples, we only feel relief from fear after the storm stops. But we don’t have to wait for that. If we’re in the same boat as Jesus, then there truly is nothing to fear. We haven’t sailed the wrong sea. We are exactly where He wants us to be, and He is all the safety and shield we will ever need.

“And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.” (Mark 4:39)

This article has undergone ministry review and approval.


  • Sister Linda lives in Chandler, Arizona, with husband Brother Anthony, two beautiful teenage daughters, Cat and Cristina, and dog Stetson.

1 Comment

  1. Joann Cotellesse

    God bless you all. A beautiful reminder.


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Further Reading

A Tapback from Jesus

What if Jesus gave us a tapback? What would that look like?  First of all, let me tell you what a tapback is. If you are younger than me, which many people I meet lately are, then you may know that tapbacks are the symbols that individuals send back when...

Read More

Still or Stagnant?

“Be still, and know that I am God…”  These words spoke to me through the Holy Spirit just when I needed a course of action to follow during a difficult trial. With circumstances beyond my control, I was forced to seek a new job. This was a rare instance when I...

Read More

Never Miss a New Article

Subscribe to Our Email List
Sign up and get every new blog post sent straight to your inbox so you always have the day’s devotional at your fingertips.

We never share your email address with anyone for any reason, and we use it only to send you Gospel Blog emails. Just articles, not ads!

Your Story for God’s Glory

Share Your Testimony on Miracle Monday

We devote Miracle Monday to sharing miracle stories. From finding a lost wedding ring to healing cancer on the spot, Jesus Christ has done it all, big and small.

And we want to hear about what He’s done for you.

The Gospel Blog Is Open for Submissions

We encourage devotional-style or scripture-based articles in the ballpark of 500 words. We are open to any topic that glorifies God and unites the Church.