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Peace Be Still & Chill

Mark 4:37-39

And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling. But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?” Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.

Today I spent some time chatting with a friend about some of the different circumstances that we face daily. During this conversation, I said to her "Peace Be Still & Chill". It was so profound and it made a lot of since to me.

As soon as I said it, I remembered the passage in the Bible when Jesus said "Peace Be Still." We can experience so many chaotic things all around us but we don't have to respond like others with no hope. As believer in Jesus Christ, we have an example on how to approach any issue.

Many time we attempt to correct issues by addressing what we see but we don't address or correct the very thing that is causing the problem, discomfort, fear, or action. So we start off not dealing with the appropriate area in the first place. We don't get the necessary results what hope for because we only want to deal with what we see.

When Jesus spoke, he first correct what was causing all the stress, i.e. "The Wind". The sea wasn't moving on it own, there was a force behind it making it move in a raging way. Many of us have that same issue. There is "A Wind" causing us to act in a raging way. Maybe it is because you can't forgive yourself or others,pride, ego, or rebellion. Whatever the root cause, Jesus started there first. So we need to start there first. He started by correcting the cause first.

Then Jesus spoke to what was being impacted by the Wind. Jesus didn't speak to the boat but to the sea; this large body of water. Jesus said "Peace, Be Still". There was a great calm because Jesus dealt with the root cause first, then told the sea what it will do. In other words Peace, Be Still and Chill.

Reflection: What root causes are you not addressing and it's preventing you from having peace?

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