Strength then comes from trusting in God rather than ourselves. The strong, courageous man/woman is not the one who is ‘self-reliant’. The strong, courageous man/woman is God-reliant.
I cannot have answers right now; but I have The God who has all those answers, and it is enough that He carries them within His heart; that great, loving, merciful heart that He shares so freely with His beloved.
They had no guarantee that they would survive the storm, BUT they could be absolutely sure that God controlled the storm and controlled their lives. They could be absolutely sure that as fierce as the storm raged, God’s love for them raged even more fiercely. No storm could ever blow them out of God’s mighty hand.
Your responsibility begins with what you can control; you are at peace with all the people in your life. Your responsibility ends with what you cannot control – like whether or not they are at peace with you. You will have more personal peace when you accept that responsibility boundary.
“Learning to Live” starts with “An Awareness of God”.
We cannot always control our circumstances, but we can control the way we respond to them. Respond with thanksgiving.