“Don’t take the presence of the storm to indicate the absence of God. Whenever God promises you something he says you may not have it in your sensual realm right now but I promise you. Did he promise you anything? He promised, when you pass through the water, I’ll be with you. He wouldn’t have said that if his presence was apparent, because you never promise the obvious. He said but when you pass through the water you got my word on it that I am in there with you. You may not see me. You may not feel me. You may not sense me but all the while you are stroking in the water understand you are not stroking by yourself.”
-TD Jakes, God is in The Storm
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you. And when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your savior.