Life's Storms Are Not Random Events

Jesus tells us in Matthew 7 that regardless of whether one is rich or poor, wise or unwise, prepared or unprepared, young or old, the storms will come. Still, when they do come we are often surprised. "Why is this happening?" Comfort comes when you and your children grasp that the storms are not random. Life's storms move at the command of Jesus Christ. He is the only source of protection and safety. With Christ your view, your emotional response to life's storms can be one of hope, confidence, and comfort in God's care. Even in the midst of hurt, God's peace can prevail.

We forget that we live in a sin-cursed world. We are told we can be safe. We believe we can protect ourselves. We believe that we are entitled to safety and peace. We believe that the purpose of human relationships is to make us happy and fulfilled.

The truth is all assurances of safety on earth ended at the fall.

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