On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him. And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was already filling. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke him and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?” And they were filled with great fear and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”
(Mark 4:35-41 ESV)
Why are you downcast, oh my soul?
Because there’s a dark cloud rolling in
And it's about to get cold
No matter where I turn
Just more of the same thing
As I sing, "It is well..."
I'm distracted with the trouble
I know tomorrow will bring
You told us to count it all joy
When we encounter these trials
But every step I take
Feels like another hundred miles
I'm not praying for a miracle
I'm just waiting for relief
I know you'd never leave me or forsake me
Lord, help my unbelief
Remind me that the struggle
Is what you so graciously give
To conform me to your will
For the benefit of your glory
Grant me the wisdom to be still
And know that the same Spirit
That enabled the Savior
To take beatings, thorns and nails
Is the same that now abides within me
A peace which no circumstance can assail
So when life is crashing down around me
And the flood waters start to get higher
Let my fears be diminished
In the truth that, "It is finished"
And the Accuser is a liar...
Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.
(Psalm 43:5 ESV)
Soli Deo Gloria,