Just like how God lead the Israelites through the wilderness after they left Egypt, sometimes He takes you the difficult way to protect you from yourself. He will set up trials to get us on our knees, get us back to our Bibles, wean us from the world, and make the watching world admit that there is a GOD. Do what you were told to do, and God will fight for you.
Have you ever run from God? As His child, there’s nothing you can do to separate yourself from His love. However, you can make your life extremely difficult when you choose your way over His. Paul’s tumultuous boat ride teaches us that one way God uses His servants to show His strength is by carrying them through a storm. Because once they make it through, God gets the glory and everyone else sees how when God is for His child, no one can stop His child.