Would you agree that sometimes the storms of life come in slowly and we can choose to prepare for their impact, but more often than not, they come in suddenly and unexpectedly? Sometimes God chooses to calm the storm quickly and we can recognize His hand of protection and mercy and respond with amazement and gratefulness. But, when it feels like the storm just keeps getting worse and more intense, what happens then? Do you suppose that really the only thing that will save us from being frantic and upset is remembering “He is always in the boat with us”. He will never leave me or forsake me! So, even if I feel like I might drown, He is there and I can trust Him to accomplish His good purposes both IN the storm and AFTER it has passed. Lord, impress these truths deep on my heart today.