“Sometimes God calms the storm, but sometimes He lets the storm rage and calms His child.” ~Leslie Gould …
We often times pray to God to rescue us or to help us avoid the storms in our lives. Sometimes he does “calm the storm.” Other times, he does much more… he calms us.
At this very moment, God is available to us. And when we ask Him to calm the storms in our life, we should never expect that he will deliver us from the difficulties and hardships we are faced with. Rather, we should pray for His calming love to be upon us; we should ask for His help facing the trials before us, and pray that we might find acceptance, growth, and understanding. Without facing the difficulties in our lives, we would fail to learn the lessons that can only be taught through overcoming adversity.
God is here for us whenever we need Him, but we must realize and accept that what we ask of Him is not exactly what we are to expect. We seldom know the big picture or the potential outcome, and He knows best what we need.
Pray for calmness to handle the difficulties you will face in life.
Questions to consider:
Have you ever felt overcome with calmness after praying to God? If so, how did this feeling help you handle the storms in your life?
How can we help ourselves to learn to trust life and God?
How can we strengthen the confidence within us that God can help us through adversity?
For further thought:
“Once one has encountered God everything is changed. One does not lead a charmed life–but it is amazing how charming the commonplace can become. One still has heavy work to do but one works with assurance and poise. One still has temptations to meet but they have been robbed of most of their power. One runs into adversity but the inner certainty remains.” ~Albert E. Day