He Calms the Storm

He Calms the Storm

As a child, I was scared of thunderstorms. We could lose power, it might flood, it would probably be really loud and violent-sounding outside lol … but honestly, it wasn’t the rain, lightning, and thunder that truly bothered me. On the contrary, those are the fun aspects of a good storm.

I was really afraid of the high chance of cloud rotation … the kind that often led to tornadoes.

The ironic thing is, I never ended up actually seeing one, and I still haven’t to this day – but I have been in the conditions for a twister a few times in my life, and that was what gave me the anxiety. I mean, come on – clouds shouldn’t be green!

When I first came to know the Lord, I was still pretty scared of storms, and whenever I found myself in the midst of one, I prayed – hard. He faithfully calmed me each time as I let His peace enter my heart.

Nothing is sweeter than drawing close to Him in that way – although I must say, the story that I came across in Matthew one day impacted me just as much.

The first time I read Matthew 8:23-27, it instantly meant so much to me. It’s about when the disciples were out fishing during inclimate weather one night, and they got pretty frightened because of a storm they were suddenly in the midst of. Just like me, they were afraid for their lives as they cried out to the Lord, and it resonated so deeply with me because He rebuked the winds, stilled the waves, and the storm completely ceased.

My Lord has complete control over the weather.


I hadn’t fully realized this truth until I read that story, and it has stuck with me ever since.

To this day, thunderstorms still make me somewhat nervous, but they’re mostly a reminder to me of the Lord’s constant care.

Even when the rain beats down and the wind roars on, when lightning lights up the sky and thunder shakes my bedroom walls, my Heavenly Father’s power is greater still.

I will always be marveling over that fact.

— Maggie

12 thoughts on “He Calms the Storm

  1. This is a wonderful story Maggie!!! Yes, He is always with you, in control and you let Him work through you, calming you, taking care of you. This is a great testimony of faith, don’t ever let this world dim His Light that’s inside of you, shining bright for everyone to see. God bless you πŸ™‚

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  2. Hehe, I apologize that you didn’t inherit my happy fascination of tornadoes, Maggie! πŸ˜‰ But I’m glad that you can see His protection and love for you through the storms. ❀

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  3. A storm can put you on your knees to God Almighty. I remember when I was 13, there were some strong thunderstorms that scared me. And I would listen to music and pray for God to protect the town and calm the storm. There were a few times as soon as I asked God to intervene the storm stopped. Still stuns me to this day. I’ve seen green clouds too, and you’re right, no, those aren’t normal!

    For your younger siblings, there is a kid’s book called, “Thundercake,” one of my favorites, I ordered it for myself haha. But it’s about this grandmother teaching her granddaughter about courage.

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    1. That is so awesome! I’ve had similar experiences, where I was so afraid and then, suddenly, as I watched, the clouds broke up, and the storm moved on, or disappeared completely. Storms really remind me what an awesome, powerful God I serve. And that book sounds cool! I’ll have to see if it’s at my library.

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      1. It may be! Hopefully it is. Oh my goodness, and for your sister (well when she’s a little older) there is children’s book about this paper doll. This little girl makes her and one day the wind sweeps up the doll into the air. I’ve loved the artwork in that. “The Paper Princess)

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