Friday, February 15, 2013

WEATHERING THE STORM

     We've had very little snow this winter so perhaps the weather systems tried to play catch-up on the 7th and 8th of this month. It snowed and it didn't stop until it was about a foot deep in the back yard. It was a doosey. The branches of the juniper were weighed down to the ground.

     Troubles may try to do that to us as well. Sometimes a bundle of them seem to come along together. When our prospects look dark discouragement attacks, or, if we take a step or two away from the centre of God's will, guilt and condemnation try to move in.

     The storms are real. We experience opposition and challenges with our five senses. When we're in the thick of the storm, it's all we see. But God... how wonderful that there is another dimension beyond the natural where victory is assured to the believer. The Apostle Paul encourages us not to lose heart because "the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal." (2 Corinthians 4:18b NKJV) We can be sure that the storm will pass and that the God we trust will be with us through it all.

     When the enemy tries to paint a dark picture with his lies, the promises in God's Word dispel his gloomy message with truth we can depend on. If we choose to venture out into the blizzard, away from the shelter of His best, all that is necessary is sincere repentance, and precious peace is restored.

     With Christ, there is no question. The storm will pass. Skies will clear and the sun will shine again. "Whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe." (Proverbs 29:25b NKJV)    

2 comments:

  1. Love these lines: "promises in God's Word dispel his gloomy message with truth we can depend on." YES! Thanks for the encouragement.

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  2. "With Christ there is no question. The storm will pass." Amen! Thanks for this affirmation that yes, the storms are real, but that they will indeed pass.

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