Mark 4:39-41 NKJV 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. (40) But He said to them, “Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?” (41) And they feared exceedingly, and said to one another, “Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?!”
When I talk with people about overcoming fear, I often stress a few “Fear Not” Scriptures where Father God revealed some very important reasons not to fear. “I am with you.” “I am for you.” “I am in you.” “I am faithful.” But none of those are very powerful unless you have a revelation of just who He is. In Mark 4, the disciples were in a terrible storm and all natural evidence said that they were going to die until Jesus came to their rescue, rebuked the storm and brought peace to their situation. Then the disciples were overcome with awe as they tried to process what just happened to them and get a grasp on the revelation of the reality of who Jesus is and the amazing power within Him.
One reason that they were afraid and why so many Christians today live in fear is because although we know about Jesus and believe He has given new life to us when we believed on Him, we still fail to see Him in the reality of His awesome nature. Jesus IS God. (Psalm 45:6, Hebrews 1:8, John 1:1, Philippians 2:6, John 5:18, etc…) “Amen!” we shout in our churches, while we cry “oh me” in our homes. Because as much as we profess this as truth we struggle we often lose sight of His Nature in the midst of the storms of life.
The disciples wondered, “Who can this be?” We must get a revelation of who Jesus is? It will light a fire in our belly. Then we must continue to grow in the revelation of who He is. The faithful God of all creation is for you, with you, and in you by the New Birth. You and I can live even more fearless than the disciples. Their fearlessness was dependent upon their physical proximity to Jesus. But now by the Holy Spirit of God, He is ever present with every Believer. Furthermore, by the New Birth we share in His divine nature (2 Peter 1:4) and can use our faith to speak to the mountains (Mark 11:24) and storms of life that rock our boats and those of our loved ones causing fear.
Only when we see Jesus as He is can we begin to see ourselves as we are. We grow in this revelation by time in His presence and through the Word of God. It is a continual process, but it is one that will cause you to #LiveFearless because you’ll never again ask, “Who can this be?”