I think of the scene in the Gospels when Jesus is asleep in the boat and the disciples are running about the deck frantic and fearful with the menacing waves threateningly rising and rolling all around them. Yet Jesus sleeps. They yell and scream and wake Him: “Master, do you not care if we perish?” And He calmly arises from His slumber, observes the plight of His friends, and with two simple words He calms the storm: “Be still.” (Mk 4:35-41)
Christ Asleep In His Boat by Jules Joseph Meynier
Would that the storms of our lives could be stilled so. Yet they can. True the disciples had not the power to calm the storms, but Jesus who was with them in the boat surely did. We too as we navigate the often troubling waters of life can call upon Our Lord Jesus in prayer, that same Jesus who promised never to leave us or abandon us, and trust in Him to see us through. Just as Jesus calms the storm saying “Be still”, we are invited to enter into His presence, the presence of the living God, not just when we feel that we need Him, but as often as we can: “Be still and know that I am God.” (Ps 46:10)
The above infographic was shared with me by Catholic World Mission and provides insightful information about “Finding Peace and Calm in a Chaotic World”, something that we could all use a great deal of. If you find it helpful, I invite you to visit their website. Please share it with your friends and family.