The secret to trusting in God is this: Get your eyes off your storm and onto your Savior.
When we look at the details of our personal storm, it’s a sure way to lose all hope. Let me illustrate what I mean. In the book of Acts, chapter 27, the apostle Paul is prisoner on a ship headed to Rome with many other people. On the way they got caught in a hurricane that lasted two whole weeks. Verse 20 reads “When neither sun nor stars appeared for many days and the storm continued raging, we finally gave up all hope of being saved.” They gave up hope because they were looking at all the details of the situation: 1) we can’t see the sun, 2) we can’t see the stars, 3) it’s been like this for many days, 4) the storm is still raging. These were all the reasons to lose hope. So Paul stands up and basically tells them to get their eyes off the storm and onto the Savior. In vv.21-25 we read, “After they had gone a long time without food, Paul stood up before them and said: “Men, you should have taken my advice not to sail from Crete; then you would have spared yourselves this damage and loss. But now I urge you to keep up your courage, because not one of you will be lost; only the ship will be destroyed. Last night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve stood beside me and said, ‘Do not be afraid, Paul. You must stand trial before Caesar; and God has graciously given you the lives of all who sail with you.’ So keep up your courage, men, for I have faith in God that it will happen just as he told me.” Paul says here: Stop fretting over the details and start having faith in the Deliverer.
You need to hear the same thing Paul told the people on that boat. Get your eyes off your storm and onto your Savior! You may not have the power to change your circumstance, but you have access to Someone who can!