A Kindness the Lord Has for You

Riding a boat in a storm is no one’s fun way to spend the day.

The wind batters the ship. Waves rush aboard. What we have inside with us slips and slides like it’s a summer water game on the lawn.

Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas sailed through a wild storm in February of 2016.

120 mph waves battered the ship. At one point a passenger was filming out his cabin window high above the waterline, and for moments at a time, he had an undersea view.

Isaiah 26:3 tells us:

“You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.”

Here’s the kindness we can expect to receive from the Lord:

He will keep us in perfect peace.

Of course, his perfect peace is conditional. On that video from the Anthem of the Seas, the passenger sat calmly at the window, enjoying the storm. No panic, no wild-eyed expression. He had faith in the ship. He was perfectly at peace with the storm.

That’s what God expects of us. We must be steadfast, place our trust in him, and know that when the storm passes, we are still safely in God’s care.

If that passenger had flailed his arms and moaned each time his window went underwater, his experience would have been vastly different. As it was, he seemed to enjoy the storm as a new and different experience that would soon be over.

We must stop flailing each time something bad comes our way. God is in control. He offers us his perfect peace.

Our job is to trust in him.

God wants to protect us in the storm. Our trust in him makes it possible.

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