But He said to them, "why are you fearful, you of little faith?" Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the sea. And there was a great calm. Matthew 8:6

Sometimes, just like the disciples, we feel threatened by the storms of life. During these moments, when our hearts are flooded with uncertainty, we must remember that God is not simply near; He is here.

Have you ever felt your faith in God slipping away? If so, you are in very good company. Even the most faithful among us are, at times, beset by occasional bouts of discouragement and doubt. But even when you feel far removed from God, God never leaves your side. He is always with you, always willing to calm the storms of life. When you sincerely seek His presence - and when you genuinely seek to establish a deeper, more meaningful relationship with Him - God will calm your fears, answer your prayers, and restore your soul.

A Prayer for Today

Dear God, sometimes this world can be a puzzling place, filled with uncertainty and doubt. When I am unsure of my next step, keep me mindful that You are always near and that You can overcome any challenge. With Your love and Your power, Father, I can live courageously and faithfully, today and every day. Amen.

Happy Birthday To The Following Shipmates Who Were Born in November:

Andrews, Barnette, Bergamo, Buxton, Gallagher, Gay, Gomez, Hubert, Kerstetter, LaForce, Langley, Lawson, Lehmann, Leonhardt, Litzenberger, McKanna, McLochlin, Miller, Morrison, Mueller, Munoz, Narowski, O'Brien, Pease, Power, Rader, Seal, Skinner, Starland, Toelle, Viering, Wilson, Wolfe, Wood, Wright