If you've ever sailed on a boat or lived by the ocean you know how violent storms can be on the water. On our honeymoon cruise I remember seeing professional experienced sailors struggle and get tossed all over by the wind and the waves. This is what has been happening to the disciples as they have been out on the sea from the early evening to the fourth watch of the night (around 3am). So for hours they are struggling and straining in this life threatening storm. They are exhausted, weary, and maybe even somewhat delirious. In the midst of their toiling what do they see? Christ Jesus walking on water! Yet, because their faith was low they couldn't see Jesus for who He really was. What should have caused joy ended up inciting fear, doubt, and worry.
Christ did not remove the storm., but by walking on water He proved Himself to be sovereign over the storm. If you look closely you will see Christ Jesus walking through the storms of your life. Marriages staying together despite hardship, peace of mind in the middle of a hellish job, eating everyday even though the money just isn't there. This isn't luck, this is Christ proving Himself in the middle of your storm! See Jesus building you up in life's most horrendous situations. Take heart. Christ is deepening your faith!