Daily Bible Verse and Devotion – Mark 4:38

Storms come to us all. When you face one, it’s easy to often wonder if God really cares about you. You might feel like He’s really far away from you, or that He doesn’t hear you or care when you’re faced with something really tough. The disciples felt the same way when they were faced with a storm.

Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?” – Mark 4:38 (NIV)

Here we see the disciples questioning God’s love. They asked Jesus if He cared that they were about to drown. That is a bit of a funny question because they were here with the son of God. He had come to the earth to give His life for them. That was the act of ultimate love, and yet during a storm, they began to question God’s love.

That’s easy for us all to do. When we are in a difficult season and we wonder, does God hear? Does He really care about what we’re going through?

The truth is that God does care. He sent His son Jesus for us. He loves us and want us to have a good and full life. So when you begin to question whether God hears or cares, realize that those are lies. The truth is that He does care. He came to the world because He cares for you. Whether your problem is big or little, Jesus cares and wants to help you in each difficult situation that you face.

Today’s Truth: Don’t Question God’s Love in a Storm

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  • Savannah H
    September 21, 2022 at 9:13 am

    Very true, although it doesn’t seem like there was much thought put into this devo. It was very repetitive and not comprehensive.

    • studentdevos
      September 21, 2022 at 11:00 am

      Hey Savannah – I’m sorry you feel that way that there wasn’t much thought put into the devo. If I can be honest, I am in a very busy and stressful season of my life right now. I don’t have as much time as I used to that I can devote to writing. I’m hoping that will change soon, so please stick with me, and give me some grace right now. :). Thanks!

  • Jack L
    September 21, 2022 at 12:20 pm

    I like how these devotions are short and to the point. I use them as conversation starters with my youth group.

  • Pati S
    September 21, 2022 at 1:39 pm

    Good morning, thank you so very much for continuing to write your devotionals even thou you are going through some stressful season. I pray God brings peace in your mind and your heart. I have found them extremely helpful and look forward to reading them with my teenage kids who do not like reading long devotionals. These have actually worked the best. I use your devotionals to prepare me to speak to teenagers.
    I pray God brings you comfort and peace and renews your strength.
    “but those who hope in the Lord
    will renew their strength.
    They will soar on wings like eagles.
    they will run and not grow weary,
    they will walk and not be faint.”
    Isaiah 40:31

    • studentdevos
      October 31, 2022 at 11:24 am

      Thanks, Pati! So glad they’re working so well for you, that’s so great to hear!