Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 3212 C r y s t a l L . R a t c l i f f not afraid to speak his mind, decided he was done talking about it and went to the One who could help. Peter shakes Jesus’s shoulder. “Master, carest thou not that we perish?” Jesus gets up, rebukes the wind and says, “Peace, be still.” The wind ceased and there was a great calm. Then Jesus turns to His disciples and says, “Why are ye so fearful? How is it that ye have no faith?” Can you imagine the disappointment Jesus felt? The disciples had traveled with Him for some time. They had seen many marvelous works. Was it too much to expect them to have some faith? The next verse shows us just how little they had learned from walking with Jesus. They feared exceedingly and basically said, “What kind of man is this that even the wind and sea obey him?” Somehow, even though they had witnessed miraculous healings and sat under His teachings, they had missed the power of Jesus Christ. Our testimonies are the most vulnerable when a trial comes into our life—something unexpected like a serious illness or death. Our instinct is to panic, to overreact rather than respond spiritually, much like the disciples did as the storm grew stronger and stronger. Some of them were fishermen so they had probably been in many storms before. As it started, I would say they weren’t overly concerned, but suddenly the intensity of the storm must have increased; its strength enough to cause panic. Panic – a sudden, overpowering fright They had Jesus in the ship with them! How could they panic? The same way we do when we have the Holy Spirit living in us. We don’t understand. We fear the outcome of the trial. We are just plain scared.