The storm batters but does not sweep everyone & everything away. What is deeply rooted stands firm. Nor does solid rock dissolve underfoot like sand. The most severe combination of wind and waves in a lifetime, in the end, cannot destroy you if your heart & soul are grounded in forever and a God who never dies and whose love for you cannot be diminished by hurricane force winds or powerful surges of the sea. The opposite is actually the case. The greater the storm, the greater God's love and reality and the more firmly you are held, even though the height of the waves may frighten and blind you for a time.