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The Perfect Storm

I have a friend who loves to sail. When I asked him if he had ever been caught in a bad storm, he responded, “Many times!” I shook my head in disbelief, concluding that my friend was obviously a glutton for punishment. Of course I had to ask, “Then why on earth do you keep sailing?”

His answer was profound. “Mary, every sailor knows that there will be storms. You just learn what to do when the storm hits. In a severe storm, there is only one thing to do and only one way to survive. You have to put the ship in a certain position and keep her there.”

The same is true in our lives. When the fierce storms of life overwhelm us, there is only one thing to do if we want to survive. We must position ourselves in the right place—in the hands of God—
and He will keep us there until the storm has passed.

Excerpted From Trusting God by Sharon Jaynes, Gwen Smith, and Mary Southerland


Daily Reflection: How can you position yourself in the hands of God during the next storm in your life?

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