Facing a Storm Like a Chicken or an Eagle | Psalm 107

Recently, I heard something curious about the differences between the way a chicken faces a storm and the way an eagle faces a storm.

A chicken runs for her life, scatters up dust, and causes panic for herself and every other chicken in the hen house.

An eagle calmly take advantage of a storm by letting the down draft lift it up so it can reach higher altitudes.

Interesting thought . . . how do we face a storm in our life? Like a chicken or an eagle? Maybe . . . both.

Psalm 107 is all about the storms in life. There’s a few verses that show us the way to weather the storm . . . first as a chicken, but ending as an eagle:

“Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and he brought them out of their distress. He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed. They were glad when it grew calm, and he guided them to their desired haven.” (Psalm 107:28-30, NIV).

Memory verse of the week:

“He still the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed” (Psalm 107:29).


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About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. Mari says:

    Suzanne, what a great comparison about facing the storms of life. When we face the storm with God in our lives we know we are going to be safe. I’m thankful for His protection at all times by walking with Him. Have a blessed day and thanks for your timing posts.