Water-Walking in the Storm



The sound of the wind being sucked from our sails. The rug being pulled from under our feet. The breath knocked from our lungs.

It happens. This life has a way of sometimes catching us off guard. Sometimes it’s when we’re rocking along, with everything going our way, and then WHOOSH. Or maybe it’s when things have just started to look up, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, and then WHOOSH. That new job has come along, or that tax refund just hit the mailbox, or that relationship has blossomed into promise. Then WHOOSH. Without warning we’re blindsided.

Blindsided by the whoosh. The bad news. The unexpected turn of events. The loss of something we inevitably were taking for granted.  No one is immune from the storms and trials our existence on planet Earth delivers. If you are a human being and breathing air, you are going to feel the whoosh of life. It certainly doesn’t take anyone long for that realization to sink in. Storms come. They come in all sizes. From the small drizzle to the devastation of a tsunami.

I am a glass half full girl. I believe in hope. I see the Promise land. Deliverance from the desert. Rest for the weary. Rainbows after storms. Resurrection after death. Promises fulfilled.  We don’t have to stay stuck in our storms. One thing I know, storms are temporary.

My desire is to be a water-walker. I want to be like Peter, who when in the midst, (IN THE MIDST, not when facing it or after it was over, but in the smackdab middle) of his storm, put his eyes on Jesus and walked on water. While the waves beat and the wind howled and while his robe and beard blew in the gust and the water splashed upward and crashed into his face, while the rain stung his eyes, while all that was happening—  he kept his gaze on Jesus Christ and walked on the water toward him.

Are you going through a storm? A trial? Has the wind been sucked from your sails? Has the rug been pulled out from under your feet? Are you gasping for breath?

There’s only one thing to do.

Keep your eyes on Jesus. Do not focus on the problems. Focus on the provider. He will make a way when there seems to be no way.
What happened when Peter noticed the wind all around and put his focus on the storm? He began to sink. But immediately Jesus was there to save him. Our savior is here. Walking toward us in our storms. Take comfort in that.

Nothing catches him by surprise. Jesus doesn’t feel the Whoosh of life. Just as He knew the storm would come and he sent the disciples out  anyway, he also knew they would make it to the other side. He knows the storm that surrounds you. He sees you straining. He sees your toil. He is walking toward you, ready to assist you. He knows you will make it to the other side.

Look up. Lift your chin. Keep your eyes on Jesus. He who is the master of the storms. He who walks on water. He who braves all the storms and comes toward us when we are afraid.

He will rescue us when we cry out to him.

Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble; He saved them out of their distresses. Psalm 107:19






  1. Steele Richard says:

    Thank you Rocket. That was good and needed. Thanks


    1. Angel says:

      Thank you! Glad you liked it.


  2. Angie Beyer says:

    Thank you for this Angel!! It couldn’t have come at a better time…I feel like you wrote it just for me!😊


    1. Angel says:

      Angie, I hope you know how much I love you!!! Glad it was sent for you at the perfect time. That’s God!


  3. Beautifully put. I needed that boost today.


  4. dcrreynolds says:

    Beautifully written. Thanks I needed that boost today.


    1. Angel says:

      Thank you! I’m glad it gave you a boost.


  5. Doreen Bruce says:

    Angel I really needed this post this morning thanks so much for sharing what the Lord has so blessed you with. I can now walk through the storm today

    Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2016 19:39:28 +0000 To: doreenbru@msn.com


    1. Angel says:

      Thank you so much for your words. I prayed for you.


    2. Angel says:

      Thank you so much for your comment. I prayed for you today 🙂


  6. Jennifer says:

    Thank you Angel for the wonderful words of encouragement! I’ve been in a “storm” lately and when I read this it encouraged me to keep hanging on! Thanks!!


    1. Angel says:

      Your very welcome. I’m glad I could help. I’ve got a storm brewing myself.


  7. Mama says:

    Beautiful and VERY uplifting! Just what I needed today…..and everyday !!!!


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