When God is in the Boat
Based on the New Testament passage Mark 4: 35 – 41
Photography by Curtis Beaird
Poem by Norma Beaird
Upon a sea called Galilee, a boat was found one night,
Filled with the twelve disciples and their Savior Jesus Christ.
This boat had sailed into a storm and waves began to roll,
Fear struck the men hand-picked by God and terror filled their souls.
And as the rain and wind grew strong, the Lord was fast asleep,
For He is in control of sudden storms and raging seas.
Now His disciples only saw the crashing of the waves,
They only felt the stormy blast, but not one drop of faith.
Then as the storm sent violent winds, they went to find the Lord,
For when the storm is at its worst, you need to trust Him more.
They woke the Lord and then He found disciples gripped in fear,
Why must they worry, storms don't last when Jesus Christ is near.
For near He was, they soon would know that faith in God is real,
The waves may toss and winds may blow till Christ says "Peace, be still".
And "Peace, be still" is all it takes to calm the storms of life,
To move the clouds and see the sun, and break the fear of night.
The Lord desires to calm your storm when you are at the end,
Of what seems like a dead-end road; He'll clear the skies again.
So when your boat is tossed by waves and rain begins to fall,
You will not drown if you will pray; the Lord will hear your call.
For it is in the hard times when we learn to trust in God,
And understand Psalm 23, that He's our Staff and Rod.
And it is in the midst of storms, we see what God can do,
Our eyes may see a sky of gray, but faith sees skies of blue.
My friend, it's on a battered ship when waves are growing rough,
That we can feel a perfect peace and presence of His love.
But faith must be our guest on board when all else seems to fail,
For God won't navigate off course this ship of life I sail.
So never let what you may see determine where you'll go,
You know your ship will never sink when God is in the boat.
Copyright 2004, Norma Beaird. All rights reserved.