The elements of water--rough seas, high waves and tsunamis are always a symbol of supernatural threats. While fire is menacing, it can be quenched with water, but a strong wave of flood waters we cannot stop.
Only God is able to grip each of them. We see it right in today's Gospel.
Jesus is personally with His disciples during the storm, then calms it, but not in order to demonstrate His power over the elements, but in order to show how weak the faith of His disciples was, even yet. "Why are you terrified?...do you not have faith?"
After all, Jesus came to silence the raging storms of another kind--the chaos of our actions, because of sin. He came to give silence--a peace that goes far beyond the body and nature. Although one with the other is deeply and mysteriously linked.
The storm and chaos in the heart is the source of all the turmoil of war in the world. Today, as never before, we can ask ourselves again the question: do we live on it, to love, or rather for meeting the senses? Do we live for heaven or for earth? Is it easy to trample on our lives and corrupt our minds?
Jesus did not come to delete the consequences or the causes of all our storms and chaos.
A very important question formed in the mouths of the frightened disciples, "Who is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?"
God is with us among the storms that we continually create, if we recognize Him then everything becomes new: "If so, who is in Christ, is a new creation. The old things passed away; behold (everything) has become new". (2 Cor. 5:17)
In fact, every storm is a grace. This is in the intellect, the heart, even in nature, because it makes us realize that our life is fragile and one flood or wave can deprive us of our life, not only physical, but we can also lose eternal life. In the Ocean of Life we can sail to the "attachment--to the One who, in the biggest storm of suffering and loneliness, on the cross--He trusted.
It is good to trust in God.