My blog stats are dropping!! Time to write a new post and back to the true mission of considering Jesus.
The problem is…I’m worn out. We’ve had such stress the past couple of weeks; it’s been difficult to think of anything to share. Sometimes the praise comes easy. But, other times…I feel as though I’m fighting to keep from drowning in a sea of desperation.
As NorEaster expresses, the storms of life can last many years, changing from light showers to heavy precipitation, to violent squalls and sometimes growing as ginormous as hurricanes. The past two weeks we’ve experienced increasing turbulence in our stormy season.
But…He is bigger than the storms!!!
The storms do not cause Him to fear.
He commands the storms to cease at will…His will.
I take great comfort in knowing He is Lord over all the storms of my life. I am in the palm of His hand. He will call it off when it’s time for the storm to stop. If He’s allowing the boat to rock, I don’t need to worry. If He’s taking a nap, I can take my cue from Him and rest as well.
The disciples went to him and woke him up, shouting, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!”
And Jesus answered, “Why are you afraid? You have so little faith!” Then he stood up and rebuked the wind and waves, and suddenly all was calm.
The disciples just sat there in awe. “Who is this?” they asked themselves. “Even the wind and waves obey him!” ~Matthew 8:25-27 (New Living Translation)
I say this confidently…today.
I am resting…today.
Tomorrow? I may be back to a woman of little faith. But I do hope, through these trials, I’m learning more to trust Him.
How about you? How do you handle the storms of life? What truths has He whispered into your ear to bring peace in the midst of the storm?