Facing Peace In The Storms Of Life
During a terrible storm on the ocean, a small passenger ship was being tossed to and fro in the roaring tempest. Everything on the ship that could move was tied down and the passengers were confined to their bunks for their own safety.
Many of the passengers on board just knew that both them and the ship were doomed.
Finally, a passenger who was determined to find out if there was any hope for survival, went out to see the one that was in command. Clinging to the walls and handrails, he made his way to the deck, up the ladder and into the wheelhouse.
He noticed the ship was nearing land. It was apparent that the captain was trying to reach the safety of a calm bay that was up ahead. Knowing he could not make himself heard above the roar of the wind and the waves, the captain just turned wordlessly to the worried passenger and smiled.
Reassured, the man returned to the others and said, "Don't be afraid. All is well. I've seen the captain's face and he smiled!"
When we are battered by the storms of life, we may be tempted to give into feelings of hopelessness.
The Hebrew writer says, "For it became him for whom are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings." (Hebrews 2:10)
If we look to our sovereign Captain, we will find peace even in the midst of great turmoil in our lives. We can trust Him to bring us through the storms of our lives no matter how bad they may be.