“just as he was.” This is a very important verse that shows us how hard Jesus pushed himself to serve and bless people. He was exhausted from serving. That is why he went right to sleep in the boat. The storm on the lake may have been natural, but the fact that it came up so quickly and was so fierce is evidence that it was likely caused by the Devil, the prince of the power of the air (Eph. 2:2). Thus, this would be similar to the deadly storm caused by the Devil in Job 1:18-19. The Devil knew Jesus was exhausted and would have tried to kill him off, thinking he might be too weak to really defend himself and calm the storm.