The story of Jesus calming the sea reminds of many truths. Among these is the reality that God always sees everything and responds to everything. Jesus is, therefore, never unaware of what we need most.

God even allows the storm to rise up in our midst. Sometimes turmoil stirs up the ardor of faith in each of us.

O gracious God, may I have the confidence in You that allows me to see today’s challenges as opportunities to lean on You. Suffering is never easy, but it forces me to rely on You.