In three of the gospels, the account that immediately follows the feeding of the 5,000 is the disciples in the storm. Here is the account in the Gospel of John, Chapter 6 verses 16-21.
"When evening came, his disciples went down to the sea, got into a boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum. It was now dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them. The sea became rough because a strong wind was blowing. When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and coming near the boat, and they were frightened. But he said to them, “It is I; do not be afraid.” Then they were glad to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land to which they were going."
Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. (Matthew 14:22)
connection. Note that it is Jesus that told the disciples to go into the boat and push off into what was going to be a storm. The Bible describes the storm as being “contrary.” Contrary would be one way to describe the storm, the other way would be huge, gale force winds, being buffeted and battered. The disciples would be rowing against it and doing everything in their power but would be helpless and be making no progress.
Later that night, the boat was in the middle of the lake, and he was alone on land. He saw the disciples straining at the oars, because the wind was against them. Mark" and he, saw them. (Mark 6:47&48)