And they feared exceedingly, and said to one another, “Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey Him!” Mark 4:41
There’s something that we as believers can learn from every storm we face, but first and foremost, we need to realize God is always on our side.
Because we’ve learned that God works things together for our good (Romans 8:28), sometimes we can begin to assume that God arranges trouble in our lives to teach us things. Because we learn from the storms we face, we think that God planned for those things to happen. Meanwhile, this couldn’t be farther from the truth!
God isn’t a sadistic father. He would never arrange for a child to die, a spouse to leave or a business to go bankrupt just to teach you a few life principles. He’s given us Holy Spirit to lead us into all truth!
You see, experience is not the best teacher. Holy Spirit is much better! God would much rather have Holy Spirit lead you to learn how to create a great marriage; he wouldn’t orchestrate a divorce to teach you that!
The truth is that God doesn’t send storms your way—life has a way of doing that all on its own. God is on your side, not on the storm’s side.
You might have things you can learn from the storm, but that doesn’t mean that God put that pain and suffering on you. It’s quite the opposite. As you face the storms of life, know that you have a helper, a comforter, an intercessor, an emergency stand by: Holy Spirit. (See John 14:26, AMPC.)
God is standing with you against the storm, and with him, you will win!