“Serenity isn’t the peace away from the storm, it’s the peace at the eye of the storm.”
~ Ed Martin Cruz
Storms can be very frightening realities. I have seen storms in my life, we all have. As many have, I also have seen some horrifying storms. I have watched a tornado pass over a camp filled with children during our summer camp sessions, praying that it would not touch down. I have been through some storms while on an airliner. Those were not fun. There were people panicking, people praying, people babbling.
Many people have recently gone through a horrible hurricanes and wildfires. More hurricanes are on the horizon. Many places have fire dangers as well.
Storms are horrifying. They are frightening. They can be devastating. As much as we wish they would not come, they happen anyway.
Storms are not just material. We can have emotional or spiritual storms as well. They are just as unpleasant and can unhinge us as much as the real deal. What matters is how we deal with the storm while it is happening.
To find peace in the midst of a storm, we have to be truly rooted in the Lord. Let not the storms of life shake our confidence in God. He is always there for us.
FAITH ACTION: Pray for all of those who have already been devastated natural disasters as well as for those gearing up to face even more potentially dangerous storms.