We can learn to enjoy God’s presence in the storm!
The point is not that we have nothing to fear and cowardice is simply an unreasonable state of mind. Christ’s presence is the basis for courage in our storms. He did not say, “Take courage! I am calming the storm. Don’t be afraid.” Instead, with the winds still raging, He said, “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”
Christ does not always immediately calm the storm, but He is always willing to calm His child on the basis of His presence. “Don’t worry! I’m right here! I know the winds are raging and the waves are high, but I am God over both. If I let them continue to swell, it’s because I want you to see Me walk on water. This set of prints can be seen only in a storm. I’m in this with you, and I love you more than you’ll ever know.” We’ll probably never learn to enjoy the storms, but we can learn to enjoy God’s presence in the storm!