He provides that for us. A place where we can go and rest. A quiet place. God sits at the center of every storm..quietly waiting for us to call upon Him. He will act immediately on our behalf. I wonder why it takes us so long to ask. Self-sufficiency or self-reliance is one reason. Depending on our own ability to navigate treacherous waters. I know I am guilty of that..not wanting to ask for help. Trying to be strong.
I was reminded of this as I made a phone call to Hospice last week. Facing this last season of my mother’s life has been very difficult. She is not on her death bed..but it is coming closer. I need some help and support to walk the rest of the way. I thought I was calling them to get her help..really I am the one who needs the support right now. As a counselor that is an interesting place to find yourself. It is humbling. I don’t have it all together and I never will..neither do you.
We need God to make the waters calm and we need each other. Our struggles may overwhelm us and the pressures of our situation can close in on us. Just as the disciples woke Jesus up in the boat to ask Him to quiet the storm.. we need to call on Him in our storm and ask for help from people when we need it. He will move immediately on our behalf providing for us.. if we call out to Him.. in humility and honesty. Our needs matter to Him and He does not leave us alone to ” just deal with it.” He is for us and with us and His desire is to meet us right where we are and to bring us support and encouragement..to lead us to that place of peace in the eye of the storm.
“He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves.”Quiet! Be still! Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.”