Even the storms bear a message of encouragement for us: Deeper roots make for stronger lives. (popular maxim)

Hurricanes, typhoons, tsunamis, floods—storms cause all kinds of physical damage, and the mental and emotional damage can be even more devastating. But, as deep-rooted trees may stay strong during a storm, so our mental and emotional well-being can be sustained by a deep-rooted spiritual life, one that depends on God’s grace and power.

Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. (Ephesians 3:17)