He Calms the Storm, So That Its Waves are Still

He Calms the Storm, So That Its Waves are Still

Then they cry out to the LORD in their trouble, and He brings them out of their distresses. He calms the storm, so that its waves are still. Then they are glad because they are quiet; so He guides them to their desired haven. — Psalm 107:28–30 NKJV

One summer evening, I met a friend for dinner. After we left the restaurant, we visited in the parking lot.

“Do you feel that?” I said. For a brief moment, a cool breeze sliced through the Texas heat and humidity. Was a storm brewing in the distance?

After we said goodbye, we headed our separate ways. About two miles from the restaurant, storm clouds released their anger. Dusk turned to dark. Thunder rumbled. Lightning zigzagged across the sky.

With the car’s wipers on high, I braked as I drove into high water. I tightened my grip on the wheel and slowed again. I better pull over. But there wasn’t a shoulder, so my only option was to find a side street. But I couldn’t see. Oh, God. Help me. Where are the street lights? Has the storm knocked out the power?

Minutes felt like hours. But then I saw it. The toll bridge, lit in beauty and splendor. As I approached it, I drove out of the storm. Thank You, Jesus.

This storm, much like the storms of life, was unexpected. But in the midst of our storms, there is One who leads, protects, and lights our ways.

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Are you in the middle of a storm?

Our Lord will guide you.

Our Lord will protect you.

Our Lord will light your way.

Father, I pray for this woman. May she trust You to guide, protect, and light her way. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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About Hope for the Valley

Hope for the Valley is the ministry God has entrusted to J.K. Stewart—wife, breast cancer survivor, and follower of Jesus Christ. Soon after her diagnosis, she started a women’s cancer support group. Two years later, she launched Hope for the Valley, a website of devotions and prayers for women with cancer. J.K. lives in Texas with her husband, dog, and four cats. When she’s not writing, she’s either studying her Bible, walking her dog, or vacuuming pet hair. Connect with her and the ministry of Hope for the Valley on FacebookTwitter, or Google+.