The Beauty in the Storm
Just yesterday a storm blew through sunny south Florida. While we have faced multiple storms over the years, there always seems to be a sense of fear that is felt. Water sells out, bread flies off the shelves, schools shut down and there is a whole lot of uncertainty.
The day before Eta, I spent some time at the beach. The storm clouds were rolling in, and the waves were crashing high. It was beautiful in a unique way. My mind went back to the story in the Bible where Jesus bid Peter to come walk with Him on the water. It was the middle of a storm. It is astounding to me that those were the moments chose to ask Peter to step out. The waters were not calm. Why didn’t He tell Him to join Him on the water when it was peaceful? What was it that made Jesus bid Him come in the midst of chaos?
That is the beauty inside the storm. Trusting that Jesus is standing in front if you with outstretched arms right in the middle of the crashing waves and when the rain is pouring down. Walking by faith means stepping out when you don’t have all the answers, even when the storm is overtaking you.
Trusting God during a storm is beautiful because while it means there is something going on that is out of your control, it also means your Savior is already in the middle of what you are worried about. He has gone before you and just wants you to keep your eyes and your steps toward Him and not on the waves.
Whatever storm you find yourself in, remember that there is beauty to behold in the unknown and in the middle of your circumstance. Trust Jesus. He has already walked on the waves that are crashing around you. Storms do not last forever but rest assured the One who controls them does.
Rachel Skirvin is a lover of travel, nachos, and the gospel. She is a graduate of Urshan College and will most likely always call it Gateway. She is pursuing her master’s degree in counseling and human services with an emphasis in trauma and crisis and is currently serving at The Pentecostals of Cooper City in South Florida