Lamentations 3:26 It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD
When the storm raged on the sea of Galilee the disciples of Jesus were very afraid such that they feared their boat might sink. However they need not have feared for they had Jesus in the boat. Jesus arose, rebuked the wind and said to the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm (Mark 4:36-40).
Such is the case also with all those who have the Lord Jesus Christ in their soul by faith. No matter what storm comes our way we will be secure if we have Jesus on board in our heart. The winds of life may blow, the rains may beat down on us and the floods may come against us but they will not prevail when we build our lives on the Lord Jesus Christ.
When the Lord arose and rebuked the storm He asked the disciples why is it you are so fearful? How is it you have no faith? It was almost as if the Lord expected them to both hope and quietly wait for salvation and deliverance even in the middle of this fierce storm. It is good for us to both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord because it shows we have faith in Him to save us. When the storms of life come our way they will be of no great concern to those who already have hope and a quiet trust in the Lord. When we wait for the salvation of the Lord we know that He will deliver our souls, even if our mortal bodies should perish. The Lord Jesus said in my Father's house are many mansions and that He has gone ahead to prepare a place for us such that we may one day be where He is (John 14:2-3). What a privilege it is for us to hope and quietly wait for Him.