Sleeping–Jesus Style

Ann Voskamp had a guest post on her blog – you can read the entire thing here…….

There was one sentence that hit me like a ton of bricks…..

I want to know the secret to sleeping in the boat.

You know the story, right?

Jesus and his disciples are crossing the Sea of Galilee in a boat.   It’s late at night.   Jesus lays down and falls asleep.

And a storm comes up.

A really really big storm.

A “waves crashing over the boat” storm.

A “we used to fish for a living and we’re scared in this” storm.

A storm that totally freaked out the disciples – they thought they were going down.

And Jesus was sleeping.    Jesus didn’t have any worries that kept him awake.  

Jesus had the confidence that comes from knowing he was following his Father’s will.

Jesus slept through the storm.

I want to be able to sleep through the storm.

Not an oblivious, I didn’t even hear it kind of sleep.

The kind of sleep that comes from knowing that God’s got this.

Whatever “this” is.

However “this” turns out.

God’s got it.    And so I can rest in His calm even when the storms rage.

I want to learn how to sleep through the storm – like Jesus did.

It’s just one of many things I want to do like Jesus does……


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