The story of Noah is one of my favorites in all of scripture. There’s so much great life application that can come from this little section of Genesis.
One of the least talked about things in the story, though, is the fact that God didn’t do what most of us would have wanted him to do.
See, most of us would have wanted God to stop the storm because we had been faithful with his call.
However, in Genesis 7:17-18 we read…
For forty days the floodwaters grew deeper, covering the ground and lifting the boat high above the earth. As the waters rose higher and higher above the ground, the boat floated safely on the surface
Did you catch that?
Noah’s faithfulness didn’t take away the painful event.
Noah’s faithfulness didn’t mean he didn’t have to get everyone on the ark
Noah’s faithfulness didn’t mean humanity was spared.
God still brought the storm.
God didn’t stop the storm, but God did float the boat.
And so it is often times with us. We struggle. We fight. We obey.
And we want God to remove the storm.
Without the storm, though, we’ll never learn what it’s like to rely on God and marvel at the way he floats the boat during it.
Whatever you’re going through today…