I was recently reminded of the power, even in its simplicity, of Mark 5:1. Prior to this season, I never saw the power in the verse. “So they arrived at the other side.” It’s amazing how we can re-read verses and they takes on another meaning depending on the season.
This verse is simple yet powerful in many aspects. However, one wouldn’t understand how powerful the statement is if they hadn’t read Mark 4:35-41. 35 starts with Jesus saying, let us go over to the other side. Subsequently, they faced turbulent winds and rocky seas while crossing over. Jesus was asleep during this yet the disciples were afraid and questioned whether he cared. Chapter 4 ends when Jesus woke up and instantly rebuked the winds and calmed the sea then questioned why they were afraid. The disciples were amazed. Chapter 5 opens in a matter of fact way, and reminds us that though they faced rocky, fearful times, they still made it over.
We must trust the Lord fully during this season and find comfort knowing He is the same yesterday, today and forevermore. His words and promises are true so pray expectantly. I don’t know about you but I still believe in the power of prayer and I still believe in miracles. And I believe that we are seeing amazing things now like authentic unity among believers; bold prayers; and uncommon relationships being formed. We are about to see amazing times when we make it to the other side.
Remember, worrying does not add value to our lives so don’t do it and trust God. Stay in faith. Protect your peace. Expect a mighty move from God and Praise Him now!
God loves us, and He’ll never leave or forsake us. (John 3:16; Hebrews 13:5)
God is for us and not against us. (Romans 8:31)
And I am certain that God, who began the good work within us, will continue his work until it is finally finished. (Philippians 1:6)
We will arrive on the other side of this.
May God’s grace and peace be with you.