Save Us, Lord

Save us Lord; we are perishing. Matthew 8:25 (ESV)
 
Within seconds of uttering those words, the disciples sat marveling at Jesus’ ability to calm the storm and then they said, “What sort of man is this, that even the winds and sea obey him?” (v.27)

I want to ask the question, "What were they expecting?"
 
Often I find myself in situations where I cry out to God to “save” me. I desperately plead for His intervention. Then, when He does, I find myself marveling at the fact that He did! Just like the disciples. Why does that seem so contrary?
 
Why should I ever be surprised when I call out to the LORD of Heaven and He responds to my cry? It may be that my personal seas are raging and threatening to swamp my “boat” or I find myself weeping beside the bed of a sick child. If God is indeed God, I must never be surprised or astounded when He responds to my needs. Rather, let my heart well up with joy and thanksgiving.
 
Father, may my heart and mind always be ready to see your mighty deeds. Let me anticipate, with joy, that you will calm the sea that rages around me, or calm me in the midst of the storm. Amen.