Why Jesus rebuked the lack of faith of the disciples when their boat seemed to be about to capsize

On the same day, when evening had come, He said to them, “Let us cross over to the other side.”

Mark 4:35

Jesus was in a boat with His disciples and they were caught in a great windstorm. Water was coming into the boat and the disciples, fearing that they would drown, cried out to Jesus, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” (Mark 4:38).

The Lord arose immediately from His sleep and rebuked the storm—“Peace, be still!”—and there was a great calm. Then, He turned to His disciples and said, “Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?” (Mark 4:39–40).

Now, why do you think Jesus questioned His disciples about their absence of faith? I believe that it was because they didn’t believe what Jesus had said to them earlier: “Let us cross over to the other side.”

My friend, Jesus, through His finished work, has given you victory in all things. Even if you are facing giant waves of adversity today, His Word promises you that you will get over to the other side victoriously. And when Jesus tells you that you are going over to the other side with Him, you are going over! You will not go under! Whatever situation you are in now, put your trust in Jesus, who is always with you, and arrive safely on “the other side”—to your breakthrough!