Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Is God Sleeping?

"Wake up, O Lord! Why do you sleep? "
Psalm 44:23 (NLT) 

Matthew 8:24-27 (NLT) "24 Suddenly, a fierce storm struck the lake, with waves breaking into the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. 25 The disciples went and woke him up, shouting, “Lord, save us! We’re  going to drown!” 26 Jesus responded, “Why are you afraid? You have so little faith!” Then he got up and rebuked the wind and waves, and suddenly all was calm.!”

Father like the disciples caught in a sudden fierce storm, we too are prone to be frightened, frantic and of little faith. We may even wonder if you are asleep and unaware of the danger we are in. We know better than that, yet Father in our human frailty we do at times fail to trust you.

Dear Father, Jesus your beloved Son, was subjected to testing as we are, yet he slept in peace knowing he was in your care, protection and will. Help us to be mindful of the fact that we too are in your care, protection and will. And may we never forget what you said in Psalms 121:3-4 (NLT) "the one who watches over you will not slumber. 4 Indeed, he who watches over Israel (you) never slumbers or sleeps." 

Father I know that Jesus exercised his power for the benefit of others, which includes us. I ask that our little faith will grow so that we too may sleep in  the storm knowing that we are safe in your hands.

Psalm 4:8 (NLT) In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O LORD, will keep me safe. 


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