From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham
In life we face all kinds of storms. We usually think of the personal storms that come our way—financial worries, problems in our marriage or family, illness, the betrayal of a friend and so forth. Then there are the storms that rage and ravage our neighborhoods, cities and states.
There was a violent storm that came upon Jesus and His disciples one night on the Sea of Galilee. His disciples grew panicky—but Jesus stayed fast asleep. He was at peace because He knew God was in control. He was at peace also because He was sovereign over the storm, and He knew it would vanish at His Word: “Peace, be still!” (Mark 4:39).
It pleases the Lord when His children are confident in His watch over us. His Word still calms whatever storm assails us and He will use it to His glory not only in our own lives, but the lives of those who may be watching our reaction in the midst of trouble. God bless those who live a testimony before a doubting world because it just may point many to the Savior. “Let your light so shine before men” (Matthew 5:16).
(This column is based on the words and writings of the late Rev. Billy Graham.)