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Being a Christian does not exempt one from heartaches, and the sting of life , but it does mean that in the storm you will have a sure anchor . At my church the current sermon series is about storms, and the moment I identified my storm, and asked God to make me a water walker is the moment I felt the most liberty, and a few days later the most alarm. This week I've felt like I've been In the choppiest waters, but instead of turning to my natural bent of wanting to run away, I've stayed in God's word regardless of my feelings , and I began to praise Him in the midst of the storm. An amazing thing happened, He didn't just keep me afloat, He made me walk on water. Suddenly that thing I was so concerned about became miniscule in the light of His face, the certainty contained in His word concerning His promises for His people, and in His immutability. Hebrews 6:18 ESV "So that by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us." So press on dear heart for you are not alone, and the One with you in the eye of the storm walks on top of the waves, and bids you to do the same. Not to simply emulate Him, but to come to the realization that He is not just Lord of all the earth, but He is also the Lord of your storms and challenges, and whatever concerns you also concerns Him, because He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7 NIV "Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you."