Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth (Luke 18:8)?
Mark, being the stalwart soldier in the Lord’s army that he is, doesn’t mince words. The next thing he says about faith is to correlate no faith with fear.
40 But He said to them, "Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?" 41 And they feared exceedingly, and said to one another, "Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey Him!" (Mark 4:40-41).
Jesus had been teaching to crowds all day. Even when they got into the boat, little boats scrambled to follow them. He must have been exhausted. We have to keep in mind that He was here as a man, not as God. He put His deity aside in order to demonstrate how to live as a man yet do the exploits of God because the Holy Spirit filled Him. We also have the Holy Spirit living in us and what Jesus did, He said we should do more and better.
The water was beating into the boat, no doubt his pillow was drenched, but He was sleeping so soundly He did not notice. As a man Jesus desperately needed rest. He was not pretending to be asleep so He could teach His disciples something.
However, neither Jesus nor His Father waste opportunities. Fear means no faith. Faith means no fear. The entire Christian world learns from this one example that even in dire circumstances – be awesome in your faith. Be strong! Command the adverse predicaments to cease and believe that they will.
Incidentally, before you travel someplace, it’s a good thing to declare, “We will cross over to the other side!”