Storms

The greatest threat to baseball, I’m fairly certain, is bad weather. And, depending on where you live, you may also be fully aware that storms can pose a much greater threat than a simple change in a baseball schedule.

Bad weather aside, storms [of life] can be some of the best things that happen to us. They drag us out of our comfort zones and force us to grow. They make us identify our priorities and reveal to us the people we can rely on. It is the storms we go through that shape our character.

When faced with a challenge, you can give up or go on. You can burn in the fire or rise in the ashes like the phoenix.

But we can’t do it on our own.

Like Peter, we must fix our eyes on Jesus and his outstretched hand in order to continue in the rising waves. Without Him, our feet will fail.

For the past two years, this song has spoken hope into nearly every situation I’ve faced, but especially the storms.

Our faith doesn’t grow when our lives are easy and everything is going fine. Our faith grows—and we grow—when things go wrong and we have to go on anyway.

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