(sermon begins at 34:30)
Mark 4:35-41 The storm was intense. Their leader, Jesus, was asleep on a pillow. They were terrified and cried out to Him, “Don’t you care, don’t you care if we drown?” He questioned their faith, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” Jesus was right there with them, where was their trust?
When we have reached the very end, when suffering is over the top–that’s when we are invited to completely, totally give it all to the care of God Almighty. Trials and storms are part of our relationship with Jesus. He knows what we need to become victorious and strong.
We work together with God. So we are asking you not to receive God’s grace and then do nothing with it. He says, ‘When I had mercy on you, I heard you. On the day I saved you, I helped you.’ I tell you, now is the time God has mercy. Now is the day he saves.”II Corinthians 6:1-2
When trouble comes the default is to say, ‘God doesn’t care.’ We shut down and run away from others. Open yourself up to trusting God with your trouble. Invite others to care. Live a life wide open.