Daily Devotional
Jesus Sees Right Through the Darkness

“Now when evening came, the boat was in the middle of the sea, and He was alone on the land. Then He saw them straining at rowing, for the wind was against them. Now about the fourth watch of the night, He came to them, walking on the sea…”

Mark 6:47-48


Ponder This

A miracle occurred that day, and more than 5,000 people witnessed it. With no more than five small loaves of bread and two fish, Jesus prayed over it and instructed His disciples to begin dividing it among the crowd. Not only did everyone have enough to eat, but the Bible also records the leftovers amounted to twelve baskets full. What a day—to have seen that!

As the day drew to an end, Jesus sent His disciples on ahead in the boat while He withdrew to spend time alone with His Father in prayer. The disciples were way out in the Sea of Galilee. But He saw them toiling and rowing in the midst of a storm. He was never unaware of where they were or what they were experiencing.

Are you in the midst of a storm? Do you know He sees you right now? You say, “He doesn’t know where I am. He doesn’t know this difficulty. Why is He so far away? Why am I in the storm, and He is on the shore?” Friend, He is there, and He’s praying for you. He sees right through the dark. You can’t see Him, but He sees you.

Practice This

My advice for you in the midst of your storm is to see Jesus, the great I AM, and see Him walking on the water. That situation that looks like it’s going to be over your head is already under His feet. You’re seated in the heavenlies with Him. And you can’t drown with your head above water. He is the great I AM. You can put it down: you are guarded by His power.

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Adrian Rogers as the Moon Port Pastor

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