While in the midst of trials and tribulations one must learn to see beyond the trying circumstances.
This is easy to say when all is going well. This is however essential to grab hold of when you are in the midst of difficult circumstances. When the storms of life assail you and the trials are catching you off guard, it is then when we need lift up our eyes to the God who reigns over and above all circumstances.
Life is full of painful situations but the eyes of faith will see outside the boundaries of these situations to the bigger picture beyond.
Those on the storm-tossed boat with Jesus did not see the bigger picture that God reigns over and above their circumstance because they were too focused on the crashing waves, the wind, and another kind of rain. They were however blessed with the opportunity to see God divinely intervene.
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
What are the eyes of your faith laying hold of? Are you assured of that which you hope for? Are you convicted of that which you cannot see?