Hearing the wind blowing through the trees so often reminds me of the sound of the sea.
It brings memories to me – memories of when we lived by the sea – heard and saw it in it’s many forms.
The sea can be so unpredictable.
Gently rolling to the shore – playful waves running over each other
Larger waves – crashing – racing – foaming – stormy waves – fast – furious – dangerous.
Life can be unpredictable too.
What is a reasonable assumption is that – at some stage in our lives – we will encounter both the calm – and the stormy – seas.
Our cries to God get more frequent – louder – when the storms hit.
Like Peter in the boat that day. He called out – and – instead of calming the storm – Jesus encouraged him to walk on it!
When the storms of life come to us we may not experience God stilling the storm – instead – we may hear Him calling us to walk across those angry waves towards Him.
They may be times too when we – like Peter – suddenly become more aware of the storm – than of Jesus – and we may begin to sink.
If we begin to sink – He’s there for us – ready to reach out His hand – hold us up – walk us through the storm.
If you’re going through a storm – can I encourage you to fix your eyes on Him – and not the storm.
The storm may still rage – but your soul will find peace and you will know what it is to be upheld by Him.