Jesus and His lads were crossing the Sea of Galilee in a malicious storm. It could easily have been their last. This reminds us that (1) storms end eventually, and (2) we’re safe when we’re in the boat with Jesus. To clear the air of despair, ride out your crises in the safety of God’s promises.
“The one who has the most hope has the most influence,” says Bill Johnson. Hope is contagious. It converts apparent apocalypses into faith-building adventures. People are watching how you handle your storms.
“Now may God, the fountain of hope, fill you to overflowing with uncontainable joy and perfect peace as you trust in Him. And may the power of the Holy Spirit continually surround your life with His super-abundance until you radiate with hope!” (Romans 15:13)