Big Idea: Faith is the confidence in Christ as able and willing to act suitably to the occasion.
Introduction: General observations on the text.
I. The troubles which so distressed the disciples were the Lord's doing.
II. The troubles which so frightened the disciples posed no real danger to them with Christ present with them as he was.
III. The troubles which so distressed the disciples were primarily opportunities for Christ to manifest himself and reveal his glory among his people.
Conclusion/Application: The Lord encourages us and sometimes rebukes us.