Weathering the Storms of Life

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As Jesus got into a boat, his disciples followed him.
Suddenly a violent storm came up on the sea,
so that the boat was being swamped by waves;
but he was asleep.
They came and woke him, saying,
“Lord, save us!  We are perishing!”
He said to them, “Why are you terrified, O you of little faith?”
Then he got up, rebuked the winds and the sea,
and there was great calm.
The men were amazed and said, “What sort of man is this,
whom even the winds and the sea obey?”

I openly admit and declare that my blessings from the Lord have been abundant. And I am also guilty of often doubting his presence, his caring and his love in my life. I often forget all the good things he has done for me, specially when I am in my gloomy moods. When I am high, every cell in my body oozes with joy and gratitude. But when I am low, I feel like life is one big joke or tragedy. A travesty even of what it means to be alive.

I also often treat God as my creature and pretend I am the creator; so that when I pray I tell Him what he should be doing, specially for me. I try to re-create God in my own image and likeness.

So, it is a lesson very difficult to learn. God is in control. And everything I am and have is grace. It is already a great blessing to be alive. And because of this gift of life, anything and everything is possible in my life. Without my life, nothing is even possible.

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