Ian—such an innocuous name that has struck fear into the hearts of many Floridians. But there's One who isn't afraid. He's not surprised or fazed by anything.
One of my favorite stories in the Bible comes from the Gospel of Mark:
That day when evening came, He said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” Leaving the crowd behind, they took Him along, just as He was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?” He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Peace! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey Him!" -Mark 4:35- 41
A great storm threatened to capsize His boat and what was Jesus doing? Sleeping. Not because He was uncaring or unreachable, but because He was unconcerned. With just a few words there was calm. Peace. Be still.
God is not worried. God is in control. God is bigger than any storm.
There's a Casting Crowns song that goes like this:
And I'll praise You in this storm And I will lift my hands For You are who You are No matter where I am And every tear I've cried You hold in Your hand You never left my side And though my heart is torn I will praise You in this storm
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