As our conversation moved to another topic, the memories of that summer left me with a sad feeling. You see, that particular hurricane season brought some deep disappointments into my personal life. As any mother knows, we would always prefer to suffer rather than see our children suffer. I was disappointed with God for allowing some things to break the heart of one of my children. I once again asked God, "Why? "Anything but that Lord." I felt so helpless. I would not have chosen this, but I have seen remarkable strength and character developed along the way. God rarely tells us why, but in His mercy He brings good things out of the rubble of broken hearts. I can be truly thankful for all the restorations that have taken place and lives that are now built on firmer foundations.
Whether we are in a storm, coming out of a storm, or preparing for the next storm . . . the one inescapable truth is that storms come to all of us. God is completely trustworthy and He will be with you in the storm.