Charles Spurgeon once said that in order to do business in great waters, we must really be on the deck in the storm if we are to see the wonders of the Lord and experience the depths of His vastness. As inconvenient as these storms of life are, I could not agree more.
We have been in the middle of a storm over the last couple of weeks, doing our best to keep the bow of the ship into the face of the sea. Some have encouraged us to seek a safe harbor and others have reminded me that only true sailors enter the shipmasters hall of fame. I have appreciated the advice coming from both the port and starboard sides. But even still, this vessel, its sail and rudder, and the skill required to captain the craft has been given to me by the one true living God and while some days the bearing on the compass may be hard to decipher, the squall will remain in my Father’s control, and I will humbly ask for the Holy Spirit’s nudge, reminding me that help is asleep in the back of the boat.