“Going through the storm”
I must admit the last few weeks have been a struggle. Sometimes I admit I don’t know where to go next. Don’t get me wrong I am thankful for my many blessing’s, but sometimes you can’t see them for the storm (the troubles). Do you ever feel lost or like you can’t find the light? I do, and when you reach out for God you don’t hear Him answer. It has been like that from time to time. HE said it wouldn’t be easy, but HE also said HE would be right there beside us as we went through the storm.
And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.
I know there are others who have it worse than me, but we also have to take care of ourselves (as a good friend just reminded me). Just like I didn’t get sick in one day, sometimes we don’t get over our storms in just one day. Sometimes we just have to wake up and realize that God is exercising our faith in Him. Do we trust Him to take care us? Do we LET Him take care of us? Or are we still trying to be the captain of this boat and guide ourselves through the storm. Romans 8:6 “For the mind of the flesh is death, but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace”; Proverbs 1:5 “A wise man will hear and increase in learning, And a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel.”
I will tell you, I am a little stubborn and head strong and want to do it all myself, when I should be letting Him guide me and be the Master. Because wasn’t it me who gave my life to Him? I also asked Him to be the Lord of my mind, heart, body and soul. Luke 10:27 And he answered, “YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND; AND YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.” So I need to just trust in Him, and have that mustard seed of faith and go through this storm knowing He is right beside me, whether I can feel Him or not. Matthew 17:20
HE just wants us to stay steadfast in Him and He will lead our steps, and comfort us. Once a wonderful woman of God told me, “There can only be so much rain in a storm, then it will end and you will find the sunshine(victory) on the other side.” If God didn’t think you were strong enough to go through this trial, He wouldn’t have put you through it. He sees something in you others may not,He knows every hair on your head, so don’t you think He knows your strength.
Habakkuk 3:19 The Sovereign LORD is my strength; He makes my feet like the feet of a deer,He
enables me to tread on the heights. … The Sovereign LORD is my strength!
Just when you feel weak and don’t think you can weather the storm, just know this is just a test, and HE believes in you and knows that you can pass it, and HE will give you the strength to overcome it. He will stand when you can not, just kneel and give it all to him, He will take care of the rest. HE is a trustworthy God, who will not forsake you. Remember HE loves you, and when he makes a promise it always comes true, for HE never goes back on His word.
So a hospital stay, a tornado, and my family being a serious car wreck, and my father starts chemo again today, I think it’s time to just step into His strong tower and let Him help me through this storm, and let Him build my faith. My faith may waver, but so thankful HE never does!
Resting in HIM,
“Praise You In This Storm” by Casting Crowns ( • • ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCpP0mFD9F0