Through the Storm

Whoever listens to me will dwell safely, and will be secure, without fear of evil.

Proverbs 1:33

Have you ever been in a storm at sea?  My husband and I were on a ship once in the waters of the Mediterranean.  The sea was supposed to have been calm, but something happened and the waters were tossing our ship (which held about  four hundred people) back and forth as though it were a toy.

Some of the people on that boat felt fine.  Not me-I was seasick.  My husband went to the ship’s doctor and got me some medicine, I took the medicine, rested a few hours, and felt much better.

Life’s storms are like the storm that came up that night-unpredictable.  We don’t know how they will change our lives.  The same storm might barely affect one person , yet  throw another person completely off balance .

The storms of life are inevitable and impartial.  Every person alive will encounter several.   It’s  how we weather the storms that shows what kind of person we are.

Weathering the storms of life  takes fortitude.  But let’s remember not to panic or be afraid.  God is our captain.  He’s close,  He cares,  and He’s in control.

Thought for the day:  I will think now about  the current storms raging  in my life, then listen for what  my heavenly Captain would advise me to do in those situations.


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