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Posted by Bob Fetherlin , 15 January 2010 · 1034 views

With all the hours I spend on airplanes, you'd think I'd be a pretty calm flier. I am most of the time. But today we hit some pretty rough air and it lasted for close to an hour. Not only was I concerned and jittery, so were several other passengers around me. It was downright scary.

Except for one very calm guy. While my knuckles were turning white, there he sat peacefully as if he was sitting by the fireplace in his living room reading the paper. "How can this guy be so calm in the midst of this turbulance?" I wondered.

Then I discovered he was a commercial pilot. He understood what the plane could handle. He had been on this "sky" road many times before. He knew there was no real reason for concern even though several of us were about to lose it.

Well, we eventually landed safely and my pulse slowed, my heart quieted. Then I began to wonder, "Why were you so up tight, Fetherlin?"

Upon further reflection, why do we as God's beloved ever get up tight? Isn't our mighty God in control? Does he not do all things well? When we face strong winds, updrafts and downdrafts, storms and even sleet in our journey, is he still not with us? He knows what we can handle and will not allow us to be tested beyond our limit.

Hopefully the next time turbulence comes, I'll remember.

In fear and amazement his disciples asked one another, "Who is this? He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him." Luke 8:25

He will not let you be tested beyond what you can bear. 1 Cor 10:13

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