I rode my bicycle to a special place in the country. I sat beside a small creek, listening to the birds and enjoying the beauty of God’s creation.
Usually the creek flowed calmly over the rocks. But that day, it rushed by me, moving sticks and dirt in its path. I knew that in a few days, the water would once again become calm and peaceful.
Often our lives are like that small creek. Sometimes things are calm and peaceful in our lives. And then we face “storms” like sickness, death or family problems. During those times, Jesus helps us be calm — just like He calmed the stormy waters in our Bible Reading today. “Then he stood up and gave a command to the wind and the water. The wind stopped, and the lake became very calm” (verse 26b).
When bad times come, we don’t need to be afraid or worry. We just need to trust Jesus. He will help us face our problems and bring us peace.