Bible Study Lessons — Matthew 8:23-27
You’ve probably heard these Bible verses about how Jesus calms the storm. It is no doubt an amazing miracle.
But, this Scripture reading from Matthew is not just about calming a storm. It’s a story about having faith and discovering the truth about Jesus Christ.
Maybe this lesson will help you find a way to overcome your anxiety and fears.
No Problem Too Big for God – Jesus Calms The Storm
When He got into the boat, His disciples followed Him.
And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being covered with the waves; but Jesus Himself was asleep.
And they came to Him and woke Him, saying, “Save us, Lord; we are perishing!”
He *said to them, “Why are you afraid, you men of little faith?”
Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the sea, and it became perfectly calm.
The men were amazed, and said, “What kind of a man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?” – Matthew 8:23-27 NASB
Do You Have Anxiety And Fears?
Of course you do! So do I! Everyone is anxious or fearful about something. It ties in with stress and worry.
At the time of this writing, many people around the world are facing tough economic times including loss of jobs, loss of homes and nowhere to turn.
Christians are being harassed, and many even killed because of their faith as we speak.
In this passage we find there is someone to turn to who can ease your burdens. His name is Jesus Christ.
About The Storm
The disciples were mostly fishermen and set out across the Sea of Galilee just as they had many times before. But, a sudden storm took them by surprise and they feared for their lives.
A Question of Faith
Jesus had performed many miracles before this event so the disciples were perfectly aware of His power. Yet, they were still terrified and began to panic.
Even with His great powers, the disciples did not comprehend the scope of what Jesus could do. The thought never occurred to them that He could control the weather.
Just as we often do – they underestimated the power of God.
What About Us? Can Jesus Calm the Storm in Our Life?
When we experience fear or anxiety in our lives do we underestimate God’s power and what He can do for us?
Do we feel the situation we find ourselves in is too big for God?
“Our God is an Awesome God”
Just at the song says, remember that God created the storms and everything else in nature.
No matter how doubtful we may feel, He is still in complete control.
Understanding God means that He can calm the storms in our lives if we will only have a little faith.
The Answer is Simple
No matter what situation you find yourself in right now Christ is willing and able to help if you will only ask.He may not always answer the way we want. But He will answer in a way that’s best for us.
Never think that your problem is too big for God, it isn’t. Talk to Him.
Love in Christ
If you would like to learn how you can receive the love and life-changing experience of Jesus Christ, please take a moment to look at John 3:16 for more information.
Read Today’s Verses Here:
New American Standard Bible
New King James Version