By the Way of the Storm
Is life full of storms? Are the waves of worry, anger, or frustration threatening to drown you? Have you felt God led your path right into a storm instead of around it? Oh, wow we worry, cry, fret, strike out, and lament to Him.. WHY WHY WHY??? And of course, we all KNOW that no one else could possibly understand exactly what we are going through or even care about it like we do. Friend, that is a lonely place to be. A place that you need to run from as fast as possible.
And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full. (Mark 4:37).
While we are not promised a smooth and calm life in Christ, we do have His promise to take us through the rough storms of life to safety on the other side. When you press on, your Heavenly father brings you through it. God calms the storm, shows you the path and once again displays how He is the Master.
Even though we have gone through this time and time again, we still doubt and question when things come along in our lives instead of celebrating in what a wonderful, thrilling God we have in our life. By allowing these distractions to pull us and our focus off the path we want to walk, we start drifting and that opens us up to being drawn into the worldly things around us.
Stop drifting! Get back on track and in the light of Christ. Take a moment and think about a couple of things.
- What are your priorities today?
~ Is Christ at the top of the list?
- Are you walking in the Faith?
~ Have you spent any time in the Word or Prayer?
- Are you living your life in such a way that others can easily see that Christ is the most important thing to you?
~What activities are you participating in that would cause someone to question your walk vs talk?
- We are called to be a light in the darkness. Where does your light lead people?
~ Do others know that you are a Christian? Do the things you say, do, or participate in share the love of Christ?
My belief is that it is God’s plan to take us on a path to eternity via the storms so that we can see the answered prayers! If we decide to stop in the middle of the journey and focus on the winds and the waves, that is our problem. We all know that whatever you focus on will expand. However, when we have faith we know the solutions in life storms are in His Word and He will see us through the storms of life.
Hold tight to the truth this year! Trust in God’s Word to light your path and keep you safe.