Such strange weather we are having. In the middle of the night I was awakened by what sounded like a hail storm. It was followed by torrential rain that lasted maybe 5 minutes. I looked at the weather and sure enough, Clark County alone was under a special weather statement. Once the heavy rain passed that weather statement lifted and did not move on to any other county.
Oh beloved, don’t we feel like that sometimes? I mean right in the middle of our rest we are awakened to a storm. We didn’t see it coming. We didn’t know it would come so fiercely. We often feel as though it just drops in on us and no one around has any problems. But like last night’s storm, storms of life will pass. Aren’t we thankful?
God wants you to know this morning that He is always aware of the storms of your life. And He is always taking care of you, even when you don’t see His hand. While you can’t stop storms from happening, you can learn to rest in His shadow in spite of it. He is your place of rest and your fortress of safety. As you encounter storms out of nowhere, you can run to Him for help. One encounter with Him revolutionizes your life. You may still hurt, feel pain and wonder what is going on, but you will know that the King of the Universe is loyal, faithful and true because you have experienced His presence. You aren’t the product of the storms that drop out of nowhere. You don’t have to wear disappointment, discouragement, depression or despair. This is never the outcome nor the place to be for a child of God. As you live by every Word that proceeds from the mouth of God over your storm, you will find yourself living the true life of faith – overwhelming victory!
God loves you and He’s for you. So don’t allow yourself to lose sleep over the storm. Instead praise the Lord for His tender loving care and live with an eye on heaven, as you walk in the Light in spite of it all.
Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Psalm 107:29-30 He caused the storm to be still, so that the waves of the sea were hushed. Then they were glad because they were quiet, so He guided them to their desired haven. Let them give thanks to the LORD for His lovingkindness, and for His wonders to the sons of men!
Psalm 91:1-2 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust!”
Psalm 4:8 In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O LORD, will keep me safe.