Storms are truly awe-some. They can be scary and, at times, harmful. But they also provide rain for the land to grow in the midst of the chaos. Remember, every storm passes… And when the storms of life come, though we may first only see the destruction that occurred during them, it may just be that our soul needed the “rain” that came with it; growing us into someone better, stronger, and wiser.
The winds of a storm can knock down trees, destroy property, and things that we hold dear. But sometimes some things are better off knocked down, changed, shifted, or even destroyed in our lives even though we may have thought we needed it. It may be that the “tree” that the storm knocks down was actually casting a shadow in our spiritual lives, keeping the “grass” from receiving the nourishment it needed to grow, and hindering us from experiencing the Light of the Son of God more fully. And it may be that nothing was more well-suited to knock that tree down than THIS storm was…
The truth of the matter is that Jesus has the power to calm storms (literally) and enables us to calmly “walk on water” in the middle of the chaos. He also frees us to see the good that’s hidden by the darkness. The only catch is that we must choose to have the faith and courage to keep our eyes on Him in the midst of it.
“He said, ‘Come.’ So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, ‘Lord, save me.’ Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, ‘O you of little faith, why did you doubt?’ And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, ‘Truly you are the Son of God.’” (Matthew 14:29-33)