In Mark 4:35-41, we read the story of Jesus sleeping through a storm, then calming the sea after the disciples woke him. They were terrified; he was calm. He asked them why they were terrified – and asked about their apparent lack of faith. This may remind us of his words in Matthew 6:25-34, when he pointed out that God takes care of us just as God takes care of the birds and the lilies in the field. The message of both stories is to have faith. Sometimes this can be difficult, yet turning to God can help us deal with even the hardest situations in our lives.