He Is In The Boat: Open Heaven for may 28, 2024

Open Heaven For Today 2024 Tuesday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye—He Is In The Boat


TOPIC: He Is In The Boat

MEMORISE: “Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” Matthew 28:20 (KJV)

READ: Mark 4:35–41 (KJV)

35 And the same day, when the even came, he said unto them, Let us pass over to the other side.

36 And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships.

37 And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full.

38 And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow, and they awakened him and said unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?

39 And he arose, rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.

40 And he said to them, Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?

41 And they feared exceedingly and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?



Open Heaven for Today

A person’s strength of character is best revealed in the midst of adversity (Proverbs 24:10). You will be surprised at the level of unbelief demonstrated by many who claim to be children of God when they are faced with adverse situations. At such times, fear makes many lose their hold of God’s infallible word; this is what happened to the disciples in today’s Bible reading. They were so afraid of the great storm threatening their lives, even though Jesus was right there in the boat with them. At that moment, they forgot all the great deeds they had seen Him do and all the powerful things they had heard Him teach. Think about yourself. How do you react when you are in trouble, like the disciples? Do you blame God, or do you act as if He is not even there with you at all? You must always remember that Jesus Christ is with you in the boat of life. Not only is He with you, but He can also feel the turbulence of the boat and will come to your aid once you call on Him. Hebrews 2:18 says of Him:

For in that he himself has suffered being tempted, he is able to succour those who are tempted.




He personally promised to be with you always, even to the end of the world (Matthew 28:19–20). How comforting! In addition to this promise, He also said to you in Isaiah 43:1-2:

Fear not, for I have redeemed thee; I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee; when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; nor shall the flame kindle upon thee.

I must, however, point out that only the redeemed of the Lord can lay claim to His promises in this Scripture. Have you been transformed by the redeeming work of Jesus Christ on the cross of Calvary? Do you have the assurance of salvation in your heart? If you are genuinely saved, I congratulate you. Nevertheless, our Lord wants you to demonstrate faith in Him by trusting Him in the midst of adversity. It is impossible to please God without having faith in Him (Hebrews 11:6). I, therefore, encourage you with these words of the Master in Mark 11:22, which say: Have faith in God.



Father, help my faith to stand in the midst of adversity.


HYMN 30: When We Walk With The Lord

1: When we walk with the Lord
In the light of his word,
What a glory he sheds on our way!
While we do his will,
He abides with us still.
and with all who will trust and obey.

Trust and obey, for there’s no other way.
to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.

not a burden we bear,
not a sorrow we share,
but our toil he doth richly repay;
not a grief or a loss,
not a frown or a cross,
but it is best if we trust and obey.

But we can never prove
the delights of his love
until all on the altar we lay;
for the favor he shows,
for the joy he bestows,
are for those who will trust and obey.

Then, in fellowship, sweet
We will sit at his feet.
or we’ll walk by his side in the way;
what he says we will do,
Wherever he sends, we will go.
Never fear; only trust and obey.



Lord Jesus, come into my life. I accept you as my Lord and personal savior. I believe in my heart that you died and rose from the dead to save me. Thank you, Lord, for saving me, in Jesus’ name, Amen.




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