Ever been in a storm, seen clouds gathering and dreading the perfect storm conditions? People the world over have probably suffered these worse than you will ever have to and yet storm surges can happen in our own lives. Suddenly, out of the blue, something happens and a storm is upon you to threaten your very life and existence – a squall. Perhaps this is your current situation or you know someone who is in the middle of one.
‘If you want to see the sunshine, you have to weather the storm’ - Frank Lane
‘If patience is worth anything, it must endure to the end of time. And a living faith will last in the midst of the blackest storm’ - Mahatma Gandhi
‘The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore’ - Vincent Van Gogh
Is it possible that God would allow your boat to be almost swamped? Yes it is – Jesus is with you as he was with the disciples in the sudden squall. Like us, they thought they would perish but Jesus was with them and at peace, sleeping on ‘a cushion’! Just as we need to when in a storm, they turned to him for help and he was the one to calm the storm (Mark 4:35 – 41). A living faith will learn more about the one who alone can say to the storm: ‘Quiet! Be still!’.
‘God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform. He plants his footsteps in the sea, and rides upon the storm’ - William Cowper
Be strong and know that the Lord is with you before, during and after the storm – time to worship and be strengthened.
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