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The Storms of Life….. We all have them.

In the book of Mark we read about a terrible storm. The disciples were with Jesus on a boat crossing the Sea of Galilee, when a “furious squall came up,” the disciples- among them some seasoned fisherman… were afraid for their lives. Did God not care? Weren’t they handpicked by Jesus and closest to Him? Weren’t they obeying Jesus who told them to “go over to the other side”? Why, then, were they going through such a turbulent time?

No one is exempt from the storms of life, they come in all our lives. But! Just as the disciples who initially feared the storm later came to revere Christ more, so the storms we face can bring us to a deeper knowledge of God…Who He really is and more of His plan…A plan of good and to give us a future and a hope. With every storm we draw closer and closer to God. Learning to (FROG) Fully Rely on God.

Who is this, the disciples pondered, even the wind and the waves obey Him! Through our trials we can learn that no storm is big enough to prevent God from accomplishing His will. While we often don’t understand why God allows the storms to enter our lives, we do know we can TRUST Him.

Lord, I know I don’t need to fear the “Storms of Life” around me. Help me to be calm for you are in the mist of the storm and I stand secure in you.

The storms of life prove the strength of our anchor….The anchor holds

Fully Relying on God!