Sometimes the storms are fierce and bring the anxiety of tornados. It reminds me of Matthew 14 with the disciples in the boat tossed on the waves; and the anxiety of our own era in which all seems topsy turvy in our culture. We may feel abandoned, alone in the tempest yet Jesus reaches out His hand... all we need is faith to walk the tempest with Him.
God does not abandon us; we abandon Him through lack of faith. If we are honest with ourselves, we are often like St. Peter who became frightened; we quickly forget there is a greater God than a mere storm of the times. The answer to this fear is in the prayer of the boy's father in Mark 9
23 Jesus said to him, " 'If you can!' Everything is possible to one who has faith."That's me away then. Fear not but believe.
24 Then the boy's father cried out, "I do believe, help my unbelief!"