There is a great story in Mark 4:35-41 about preparing emotionally and spiritually for Storm Season. In that story, Jesus decides to travel in a boat with His disciples across the Sea of Galilee. He had spent several days teaching and ministering to people. So, being physically exhausted, Jesus was sleeping while his disciples were rowing across the large lake. And while they were making this journey, a big storm arose that because so dangerous that the disciples thought that their boat was going to be overturned and they were going to drown. In fact, in the midst of the storm, they woke Jesus up and asked Him, "Master, don't you care that we're about to perish?" The Bible says that Jesus got up, looked at the wind and waves that were posing such a threat to the disciples, and then said, "Peace, be still." And immediately the winds ceased and the waves died down, and the disciples were no longer in danger. And they made it safely to the opposite shore. That story in Mark 4 reminds us that Jesus has the power to conquer our "storms" - whether they be physical, emotional, financial, relational or vocational "storms."
So the question is, how do we "get in the boat with Jesus" or "get Jesus into our boat (life) so that we aren't overcome by the "storms" of life? One way to "get in the boat with Jesus" is by spending time with Him on a daily basis as we worship Him, pray to Him, receive His counsel and read His Word. Another way to "get in the boat with Jesus" is to prioritize living for Him, serving Him and worshiping Him with other Christians. A third way to "get in the boat with Jesus" is by regularly re-surrendering our lives to Him. There are all kinds of ways to "get in the boat with Jesus." The good news is that when we're "in the boat with Jesus" or "He's in the boat with us" we don't have to worry about the "storms of life." Because the same Jesus who conquered the storms on the Sea of Galilee is still conquering "storms" in our day and time when we turn to Him, trust in Him, and daily surrender our lives to Him.