Our trip proved quite eventful. Just about time we left town the sleet began to fall at home. Before we had gotten 2 hours down the road the schools at home had been dismissed and people were being warned to stay off the roads and accidents were occurring. What we were driving into was a storm of its own. We started out in thunder and lightning and blinding rain. Flooded fields and creeks were everywhere. The closer we got to our destination the more treacherous the weather became. We had left home for a wonderful weekend of fellowship, but the going was tough! We could have turned around to go home but bad weather was happening there and we weren’t sure we could get back. But what was ahead was treacherous and we weren’t sure we could arrive! Caught between a rock and a hard place so to speak, we just kept going. We really couldn’t do anything else. The rain turned into sleet which turned into blinding snow. All the time we just had to keep going. Stopping wasn’t an option because there was extreme danger in being stranded on the road. Finally we reached our destination. There we found the light of home, the warmth of fellowship and sustenance after the journey.
Oh beloved, you’re on a trek of enormous proportions. You’ve left behind what you thought was home for a better country. But there are storms along the way and you are caught in one right now. You have nowhere to go. Back to the past is no place for you. Going into the future looks quite uncertain right now. You’d like to just stop but you know that traction for life can be lost and then being abandoned in the midst of it all seems horrific. God wants you to know that what you are facing is just the road to the best the Lord has! It’s going to be rough along the way, but God’s will is worth it. The lights of what’s past look fainter and fainter but the lights of God’s glory are just ahead. Hold onto God! Keep focusing on the future you are called to. Keep rehearsing God’s promises and reminding yourself that while you haven’t arrived yet, you’ve come a long way.
God loves you and He’s for you. Even when it seems that you are in white out conditions, God is still able to navigate you and keep you on sure footing. You may feel that you are sliding backwards and the old life may look better but you will make it! Don’t stop, don’t revert, don’t think that it’s better back there. As you learn to weather the storms you will grow stronger and more confident in the Lord. Even when you get off track along the way, forging ahead is always your best option, for God is carrying you into the future. He’s not reminding you of the past and He’s not trying to get you to live back there.
Rejoice in God’s Word, keep on till the storm subsides, watch for God’s place of refuge and live in the Light of His glory and grace!
Daniel 12:13 “As for you, go your way until the end. You will rest, and then at the end of the days, you will rise again to receive the inheritance set aside for you.”
Isaiah 55:8-9 For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.”
I Thessalonians 5:9 For God has not appointed us to [incur His] wrath [He did not select us to condemn us], but [that we might] obtain [His] salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah). AMP
Isaiah 42:16 “I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them.”
Proverbs 3:5- 6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take.
2 Corinthians 4:18 So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.