"And suddenly a great tempest arose on the sea, so that the boat was covered with the waves. But He was asleep. Then His disciples came to Him and awoke Him, saying, “Lord, save us! We are perishing!” But He said to them, “Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?” Then He arose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. So the men marveled, saying, “Who can this be, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?” -Matthew 8:24-27 (NKJV)
"Do you not fear me? declares the Lord. Do you not tremble before me? I placed the sand as the boundary for the sea, a perpetual barrier that it cannot pass; though the waves toss, they cannot prevail; though they roar, they cannot pass over it." -Jeremiah 5:22 (ESV)
"For you are my lamp, O Lord, and my God lightens my darkness." -2 Samuel 22:29 (ESV)
I split the two pages in two different scenes to show that He is our light in any situation- day or night, good times and bad. His light is always shining on us!
"Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices!" -Psalm 37:7
If you’re in a waiting season, especially a deep dark season, it’s really hard to be patient. Really hard. You want God to hurry up and dig us out of the trench so we can get back to normal.
But God doesn’t work like that. He’s not primarily concerned about our comfort as He is making us grow and refining us.
Patience is a true virtue but learning to obtain that virtue isn’t easy. Like sea turtles, we have 100 or so years to learn. Learn to wait. Learn to serve. Learn to serve in the waiting.