I was driving home alone from our CPR training when heavy and strong rain sets in, along with it, the wind was also whipping against every vehicle and there was lightning. It was so intense that I could only see a few feet in front of us. Other drivers were slowing down and even some stopping on the side of the road. It was quick, but hard.
I am not new in thunderstorm. I've experienced most deadliest and damaging typhoons ever hit the Philippines that last for days every year that leave people homeless and hopeless.
The night when I was driving alone, I become a little fearful, not with all of the commotion around me or neither the strong winds and heavy rains but going through this storm alone.
I had my share of many storms in my life and you have been too. In those times, it's hard not to focus on ourselves or on the situation. It's easy to sometimes feel that God has forgotten us. But there is purpose in the storm. The storm of life help shape and mold us. It builds faith, character, and worketh patience. (James 1:1-7). Most of all we learned to trust God.
There are many people in the midst of the storms of life without any hope. They are alone, scared and crashed. Many who are right around us are struggling. I was just chatting to a good friend back home that go through a hard storm in her life right now. I wish I can touch her tangibly and hug her, but we're miles away. All I can do is hug her with my thoughts and prayers. For we know, that this too shall come to pass. Weeping may endure through the night but Joy cometh in the morning.
As a believers, our hope is in Christ, the One who can speak to the winds and the waves, "Peace be still." (Mark 4:39). He gives us His peace in the midst of the storm and calms our fearful hearts.
"Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you; not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
To you my friend who are struggling in the storms of your life today. "Be still, and know that He is God".