Right now, we are all facing the same storm. We might be in different boats—some are in catamarans while some are in rowboats—but we are all aware of the angry skies and dark waters surrounding us.
The thing about boats is that they float on the water. Whether a catamaran or a rowboat, they can be completely surrounded and still stay above the waves. They don’t sink until the water gets inside them.
Which proves that what we let in matters.
What we choose to absorb—what we choose make room for—matters. And some of us are praying for God to pour a bucket of faith into our boat, but then we flip on the news and follow it up with a bucket of fear and worry.
Put. Down. Your. Bucket.
Turn off the news, and open His Word. Take your thoughts captive and renew your mind by reading in Mark 4, when Jesus calmed the storm. Remember that when He spoke to the wind and the waves, the water didn’t come into the boat. Because our faith doesn’t keep us from going through the storm, but it does remind us that there’s somebody in the boat with us.
And when we let Jesus in our boat, it doesn’t sink. When we let Jesus in our boat, we can withstand the waves. When we let Jesus in our boat, the storm has to bow down.
So, regardless of which boat you are in, know that you are not alone.
Pursue Jesus, and trust Him with the storm.
“Deliver me from the mire and do not let me sink; May I be delivered from my foes and from the deep waters.”
— Psalm 69:14