6th April 2015, Prismacolor pencils on A4 cartridge paper
When I moved from Melbourne to Queensland, it felt like I was standing in the middle of chaos. At the time, the story about Jesus calming a storm while crossing a lake with his disciples came up a lot. For the first time I could relate to the story because I was right in the middle of a storm.
I learnt that when Jesus said, ‘Let’s cross to other side,’ his disciples could trust he would get them safely to the other side. So when God told me I needed to be in Queensland, I could trust he wanted me there for a reason and he would get me safely through the storm.
I learnt that a storm isn’t necessarily a bad thing and I don’t have to worry about anything while I’m in the storm. If God wants me there, then I can know everything is okay because God is keeping me safe.
Instead of wanting the storm to go away, now I was okay with staying in the storm because God was with me in it.