One day a husband and wife were going back to their village after meeting their relatives who lived in another village. There was a river between the villages which they had to cross if the needed to travel to the other village. So when the couple got into their boat to cross the river, when they were halfway into the river, a big storm arose. The husband was courageous and brave, but the situation there was hopeless. They could just do nothing to save their lives. He did not fear the storm, but his wife was afraid and started trembling with fear. There was no sign of fear or amazement on Husband’s face. He didn’t utter a word and just sat there calm and quiet as if nothing was happening.
On seeing her husband sitting quietly, she said, “We are about to die. Are you not afraid of this storm? How can you sit so calmly? Are you mad or something? Are you a stone or something? We are on the verge of dying. Aren’t you scared of death? ”
The man laughed and took a knife out of his bag and held it at his wife’s neck very close. And asked her, “Are you afraid now?”
She laughed and said, “How can I be afraid if the knife is in your hands? And I know that you love me so much”
He put his knife back in his bag and told, this is my answer
“Just like you know I can’t kill you and you trust me so much, I know God loves me much more than I love you so why should I be scared? The storm is in God’s hands and I trust Him with all my heart, Whatever He will do will be for our own good. If we survive that would be for our good. If we don’t that would be for our own good as well, we know nothing while God knows everything. He knows what is best for His creation.”
Moral of the story: Don’t become devastated if a calamity befalls you. Do not lose hope even if you feel the situation is hopeless; just put all your trust in God. If you are facing hardship then know that God knows you are strong enough to deal with it, otherwise it would never have come to you in first place.