In the midst of the gales of tribulations and testing; when the hurricanes of doubt and blizzards of fear paralyze our souls and we wonder why these things are happening to us…God is still there…and He warms our hearts with soothing words.
When the smothering fog of self-righteousness clouds our thoughts and minds and we trek out on our own way, eager to show the Lord what we can do…God is still there…and He lovingly reproaches us and shows us the error of our ways.
As the busy days rip us apart with tornadic fury and we feel haphazardly flung to the far reaches of the earth…God is still there…to calm our spirits and give us peace.
For, to our restless wandering selves, God is indeed the Eye in the middle of those storms. He is that wonderful, sustaining joy we have when we fellowship with Him and enjoy His Presence…yet, too often we stray from underneath God's grace and try to do things in our own pitiful selves. That's when we fail miserably.
God DOES knows what we go through each and every day; we must remember that He alone sees us from a vantage point that we cannot comprehend–from Above.
He knows the struggles we face; he knows our hurting and our sorrows. His Son and our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ, experienced what it was like to live as we do. He hungered; He thirsted; He was tempted. Yet, He overcame all these things for us–to be the perfect Sacrifice for our sins; our shortcomings; our failures.
So, when life gets rough and the storms threaten to overcome you…remember there's Hope. Ask God the Father, through Jesus, to help you set your sails into the wind again and straighten out your course; ask the Holy Spirit for that Comfort that can make those choppy seas smooth again; and ask Jesus to let you be the example to your family; your friends; and your loved ones like He was…for us…that day at Calvary.
Take up your cross…and follow Jesus.
He will get you through ALL the storms…and sail you into sunny skies and smooth waters again.
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