Riding Out The Storm
by Brodie Swisher
A snow storm blew through the other day dumping fresh snow across our valley in western Montana. I took some time in the midst of the storm to get out with my camera to see what critters I might find. At one point in the morning I
found a small herd of deer bedded down, riding out the storm’s pounding snow. They didn’t seem to have a care in the world. For them, it was just another day in paradise. They had no doubt seen it before…and would surely experience it again. The storm was simply part of life. They had somehow found comfort, even in the midst of a snow storm.
My encounter with these deer reminded me of the story from the Bible when Jesus was sleeping in the boat while the disciples were freaking out as they did their best to ride out a storm on the lake.
“Suddenly, a fierce storm struck the lake, with waves breaking into the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke him up, shouting, "Lord, save us! We're going to drown!" Jesus responded, "Why are you afraid? You have so little faith!" Then he got up and rebuked the wind and waves, and suddenly there was a great calm.”
I don’t know what storm of life you may be going through right now, but I want to encourage you to keep the faith. Maybe there’s a storm on the horizon for you or your family. Hold fast! Never forget that the One who calmed the storm, with mere words from His mouth, is the same one that helps us ride out the storms of life today. Regardless of the situation or circumstance, our God is bigger. He is greater. He will carry you through the storm.
Brodie Swisher is a World Champion game caller, accomplished speaker, a notable writer, a skilled hunter, and all around down to earth guy! His travels take him across the country as a well known public speaker in the arena of outdoor events such as wildgame dinners, banquests, archery classes, and filming. Above all Brodie Swisher loves Jesus and he can't wait to share his passion for Christ with those he meets.