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Peace in the Storm

“He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed.” – Psalm 107:29

Serena’s elderly parents were in the path of a fierce hurricane. She pleaded with them to get plane tickets and fly to stay with her. “We have plenty of room, and the boys love seeing you,” she said, referring to her young sons.

Although her parents tried to get plane tickets, everything was booked, and they had no way to get reservations. Finally, the elderly couple decided to drive inland and stay at a hotel.

When they returned to their home three days later, they were shocked. Their entire neighborhood was just a pile of broken homes and cracked foundations. As they dug through the rubble, Serena’s father spotted some old family photos.

As he pulled them out from the mess, he flipped through the pages. Their house was destroyed, but here were precious pictures of his family. It reminded him of what was important.

Storms enter everyone’s life at some point. It might be an illness, a financial problem, or a car accident. While you can’t control the storms, you find peace in the middle of them by trusting God.


Lord, when the storms around me rage, help me to look to You for peace. Quiet the storm in my heart and comfort this frail child of Yours. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

August 26 devotional

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