‘He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm’
I couldn’t write something today without referring to a storm. I was staring out of the window on Tuesday watching the trees bend back and forth and I thought to myself that there really is nothing I can do to stop or control this. We were helpless. We prayed for our safety and the safety of others but what was going to be, was going to be.
When we feel truly helpless and vulnerable we often turn to God. Stopping a hurricane isn’t part of our job spec. We leave that one to God because we read all about the miracles in The Bible that Jesus performed, like the calming of the storm while he was out on the boat with the disciples.
But there are other equally damaging storms in our lives that we should place in God’s safe and trusting hands – tension in our work lives, disagreements with work colleagues or a neighbor. Perhaps there’s situation’s where we haven’t forgiven others because our pride has the best of us? (Those storms can go on for years). Even dealing with our children when they’ve been disobedient, disrespectful or if there’s a problem at school. All of these are storms in our lives. We try to deal with them ourselves but we can seek guidance from God, our Heavenly parent through prayer and scripture. As it says in Isaiah 40:29 ‘He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless’
I’ll have some of that!
Heavenly Father, Help protect and guide us through the many storms of life. Above all, give us peace in knowing that through faith and prayer we can leave it all in you safe hands – Amen!