Mark 4:40

40 Jesus asked them, " Why are you frightened? Don't you have faith yet?"

Mark 4:40 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 4:40

And he said unto them
His disciples,

why are ye so fearful?
since he was with them in person, whose power to keep and preserve them, they had no room to question, when they reflected on the miracles they had so lately seen performed by him:

how is it that ye have no faith?
That is, in exercise: faith they had, but it was very small, and scarcely to be called faith: they did indeed apply to him to save them, which showed some faith in him, but then they feared it was too late, and that they were past all hope, and were just perishing; (See Gill on Matthew 8:26).

Mark 4:40 In-Context

38 But Jesus was in the rear of the boat, sleeping on a pillow. They woke him up and said, "Teacher, don't you care that we're drowning?"
39 He got up and gave orders to the wind, and he said to the lake, "Silence! Be still!" The wind settled down and there was a great calm.
40 Jesus asked them, "Why are you frightened? Don't you have faith yet?"
41 Overcome with awe, they said to each other, "Who then is this? Even the wind and the sea obey him!"