To answer your good question, let’s read Luke 8:22-25, “Now it came to pass on a certain day, that he went into a ship with his disciples: and he said unto them, Let us go over unto the other side of the lake. And they launched forth. But as they sailed he fell asleep: and there came down a storm of wind on the lake; and they were filled with water, and were in jeopardy. And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, master, we perish. Then he arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm. And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him.”

This is a wonderful account of the Lord’s love and power. Perhaps one of the first lessons we should learn from this story is that when we are in the Lord’s will, we may still have to go through times of storms. Yet, the Lord is with us! He has promised us in Matthew 28:20, “…lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” As believers on the Lord Jesus Christ, we can be assured that no matter what we may go through, the Lord is right there with us.

Do you think that when the Lord Jesus entered the boat with His disciples that he already knew there would be a storm on the lake? Of course He knew it! Yet, He could still sleep during the storm. Another lesson for us here is that if the Lord is not worried…we should not worry! We have the comforting and strengthening words of the Lord in John 14:27, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

In verse 24 of our portion, we find the disciples saying, “Master, master, we perish.” Mark 4 also gives us an account of this incident. Let’s read Mark 4:38 where it says, “And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?” We see from Mark’s account that the disciples not only despaired for their lives, they even doubted the Lord’s love for them. They said, “carest thou not that we perish?” In other words, “Lord don’t you even care that we are about to die?” Dear fellow believer, may we never doubt the Lord’s love for us. We have these assuring words in 1 Peter 5:7, “Casting all your care upon him; for HE CARETH FOR YOU.” It was His limitless love for us that caused Him to go to Calvary and die there for our sins. We will never have a true reason to doubt His love for us!

Upon rising, the Lord rebuked the wind and the water and brought a great calm to the sea. Who else but God Himself could do such a thing under His own power? After rebuking the wind and the water, the Lord then turns and rebukes His disciples. In verse 25 the Lord asks them, “Where is your faith? And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him.” Now the disciples marveled at the power of the Lord. He had done what no mere man could possibly do. No man could ever exercise authority over the elements. However, it says of the Lord in Psalm 107:29, “He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.”

Now let’s read Luke 8:26, “And they arrived at the country of the Gadarenes, which is over against Galilee.” The Lord’s words to His disciples in verse 22 were, “Let us go over unto the other side of the lake.” Just as He told His disciples what He wanted to do, He brought to pass. They arrived safely on the other side. When we are obedient to the Lord’s instructions, He will always finish according to His glorious power and perfect will. (171.1)