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An old seaman once said, "During the fiercest storms the only way a ship can survive is to keep its nose pointed straight into the wind. If you try to turn to the left or the right, the ship may capsize. If you try to run from the wind, the waves can surge over the stern."

That's good advice for us. Whenever you're in a storm, don't turn away from God. Don't run from Him. Instead, turn straight toward Him and seek His face. When you're in the sunshine, you MAY have faith, but when you're in the storm you MUST have faith.

(From a sermon by Fred Markes, God Questions, 8/30/2011)

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