Luke said that while they were sailing (πλεόντων δὲ αὐτῶν), Jesus fell asleep (ἀφύπνωσεν). Then a windstorm swept down on the lake (καὶ κατέβη λαῖλαψ ἀνέμου εἰς τὴν λίμνην). The boat was filling with water (καὶ συνεπληροῦντο), so that they were in danger (καὶ ἐκινδύνευον). This stormy boat ride episode can be found in Matthew, chapter 8:24, and Mark, chapter 4:37, somewhat the same as here. Matthew said that a great severe storm arouse, almost like an earthquake, while they were at sea. Their boat was being swamped with surging waves. However, Jesus was asleep, while this storm was hitting their boat. Mark said that a great severe windstorm came upon them, but there was no mention of an earthquake, as in Matthew. The waves of the sea were beating into the boat. Thus, the water was already filling up the boat, so that they were in real danger. Jesus was asleep as this great windstorm arouse on the Sea of Galilee. Have you ever been on a stormy boat ride?
Now this author says that is good to sit alone waiting in silence for Yahweh. It is also good to put your mouth to the dust, indicating that one has hope for the future. You should also give your cheek to the one who is hitting you, an idea mentioned later in the Christian gospels. Finally it is good to accept insults. Here there is an important element of silence, self control, and humility. These three verses start with the Hebrew consonant letter Yod in this acrostic poem.