As I look back upon some of the tempests that have blown through my life, I have come to understand, in some small way, that a storm in life is nothing more than the moment to test your strength, find your weakness, and prove your faith. Never doubt that God will use every storm in your life for His glory and your growth. Even when you think you've failed in the storm, know that God will use that to reshape you into something magnificent.
~ Psalm 40:1-3, "I waited patiently for the LORD; he inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the LORD."