In reading Luke 8:22-25, I gleaned some keen insights:
- Life is unpredictable. The disciples never expected the storm, and we rarely expect the the challenges that come our way.
- Faith is essential. We are called to walk by faith (2 Corinthians 5:7) and even told that everything that does not come from faith is sin (Romans 14:25). Faith is not optional. We are called to live everyday in complete dependence on God.
- The value of your faith depends on the object of your faith. You can trust in a lot of things and be disappointed. You can trust in many people and end up disillusioned. The Lord is the only one worthy of our complete trust and faith.
- Jesus can do more than we can ever ask or imagine (Ephesians 3:20). The resource the disciples needed was with them all the time, but it was only when they had exhausted their self-effort that they called on Jesus. We may not know what to pray. We many not know what we need. But Jesus can do more than we could ever conceive of.