“When the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, ‘It is a ghost!’ And they cried out in fear” (Matthew 14:26).

With their unpredictable nature and uncertain outcomes, the storms of life can be a terrifying experience; so terrifying, in fact, they can blind us to the presence of our Savior. How often it is that only after the fact we see the hand of God working all things together for good. We need not fear the storms. They always pass. Faith isn’t formed in an easy chair. It is forged in the crucible of hardship. Otherwise, we are just another gathering of religious people.

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