By Greg Laurie
“Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong.”
—1 Corinthians 16:13
A few years ago, Hawaiians were preparing for a huge storm that supposedly would devastate their state. It was coming directly toward them. But then it took a hard turn. In the end, there still was some bad weather, but they were fine.
Ironically, another storm unexpectedly came along a short time later, and it probably did more damage than the first storm.
That’s a lot like life, isn’t it? We brace ourselves for a storm that we expect will come, but it never arrives. Then another storm that we never expected suddenly hits us. This year is a prime example.