Master, The Tempest is Raging

September 24, 2010 at 1:45 pm 1 comment

Imagine that you are going across a sea. You are crossing this sea in small boat. This boat is not a yacht nor is it a rowboat. It is comparable to a fishing boat. As you start to cross, the wind picks up, dark storm clouds appear on the horizon, a storm has come. The waves began to crash around you and are starting to flood the boat. Would you be a little scared? This did happen to a group of men. Their response was a desperate cry, “Master, carest thou not that we perish?” (Mark 4:38). The Master, was the Savior. He did awake and calm the storm. Theirs was a physical storm, but how often do we have storms in our life and cry out to the Savior “save us”.

There are so many storms that each of us face in our life. Many times those storms are not physical. They are very often referred to as trials. Each of  us face trials. They may be small wind storms that consistently push us in a direction we do not particularly desire to go. They could also be large storms that threaten to drown us before the storm is over. Just like these men of old we can cry out to the Master and he will calm the storms in our life.

How does the Savior calm the storms of life? Each storm is dreadful in its own way. Each one can strike a chord of fear in each of us. The miraculous thing is that the Savior often calms the inner storm that is raging within us. Just like he said to the seas, he says to our souls, “Peace, be still”(Mark 4:39). The man who had power of the winds and the seas, has the power to calm our troubled hearts.

The reason why he has the power to speak peace to our hearts is because he has felt it. He has felt it every time that you have ached physically or felt the stabbing pain of sorrow. He knows what it feels like. And since he knows what it feels like, he knows exactly what kind of peace that you need.

When we cry out in anguish for the Savior to come and calm the storm he will. Then when the storm has passed we return in gratitude for offering the peace. He may not take the trials away, but he will offer us the peace and the strength necessary to reach “the blest harbor“, where we can rest from all the storms of life.

The full scriptural account is found in Mark 4:36-41. To learn more go to Mormon.org

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  • 1. Steven Watts  |  September 24, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    “The greatest battle of life is fought out within the silent chambers of the soul. A victory on the inside of a man’s heart is worth a hundred conquests on the battlefields of life. To be master of yourself is the best guarantee that you will be master of the
    situation. Know thyself. The crown of character is self-control.”
    David O. McKay

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