It takes a real storm in the average person’s life to make him realize how much worrying he has done over the squalls. (Bruce F. Barton, author and advertising exec.)

Life is filled with squalls—short-lived commotions. Although the rain and wind may last only a short time, it can really be upsetting. So are the little upsets in everyday life. They seem so big and difficult, but as Barton suggests, when a “real storm” comes into our experience, it does help us to consider why we spend so much time fretting about the passing squalls.

When the storms of life come, the wicked are whirled away, but the godly have a lasting foundation. (Proverbs 10:25)