When we build a relationship with God we become rooted in Him. Our roots go down deep and form a firm foundation. When the storms of life come we may bend a little but we will stand firm. He nourishes our roots and we grow and bear fruit. We are not like chaff that gets blown away or like seedlings that get uprooted and die. God will not remove the storms from our lives but He will grow us in a way that helps us endure them.