“Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and he brought them out of their distress. He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed. They were glad when it grew calm, and he guided them to their desired haven. Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind.” – Psalm 107:28-31 NIV


If we wish to maintain our composure throughout a storm, we must accept the fact that some storms are unavoidable. We still experience life’s storms even if we follow and obey Jesus. God has not guaranteed us a faultless existence because we are all susceptible to this fallen world, but He has promised to stay by our sides during our trials. Of course, following Christ has many advantages: tranquility, joy, atonement, freedom, and the list goes on. Even though we will experience storms in this life, those storms do not prevent us from reaping the rewards of our faith in Christ. The storm cannot keep us from Christ’s calm, yet following Him does not exempt us from it. The serenity we seek amid our storms does not originate with the passing of the storm; rather, it originates with God. Jesus frankly reveals to us:


“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33 ESV)


We occasionally face difficulties or events like storms. Life’s storms are challenging situations that we encounter in our walk with the Lord. Storms might take the shape of illness, financial difficulty, family issues, etc. It may begin to feel as though God is dozing off when we are frantically pleading to Him during times of trouble.

 

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We may be interested in how the storms we may be facing today are impacting our faith, and we wonder if we are so focused on the physical danger that we are ignoring how the storm is gradually changing our perspective of God. Storms have a way of reminding us that we are not in control, and then we forget that God is. Things we used to not even question or worry about are now nervously keeping us up at night.

Here is the reality that we must accept if we wish to stay calm during a storm. Even when everything went as we wanted it to, we were never in charge, and the same God who is in charge of our prosperous seasons is also in charge of our trying seasons.
Life’s storms cannot divert us from understanding who our God is if we want to remain peaceful in them.


We must be careful not to let the storm make us lose sight of the fact that God is greater and deserving of our all.

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