Times of trouble. Times of temptation. Times of doubt. We begin to question, fear, and consider throwing in the towel. Desperation sets in. We’ve all been there, but this doesn’t have to be our fate.
My little sister pointed out a few days back how amazing it was that after such a strong, dark, and windy storm, there could now be bright, blue skies. I love natures reminders!
Applying this to our daily situations, there are many times when life seems dark, unclear, and hopeless. We often convince ourselves that we’re fighting a losing battle and don’t see a reason to keep going. However, if we hold on till the storm passes by, the sun WILL break through the clouds.
“Now when neither sun nor stars appeared for many days, and no small tempest beat on us, all hope that we would be saved was finally given up.” Acts 27:20 NKJV
But the lyrics go….
“As the thunder rolls, I barely hear Your whisper through the rain, “I’m with you”, and as Your mercy falls I raise my hands and praise the God who gives and takes away, and I’ll praise You in this storm and I will lift my hands, for You are who You are, no matter where I am, and every tear I’ve cried You hold in Your hand, You never left my side and though my heart is torn, I will praise You in this storm”
—Praise You in this Storm
“…And so it came to pass, that they all escaped safe to the land.” Acts 27:44 ASV
“And he shall be like the light of the morning when the sun rises, A morning without clouds, Like the tender grass springing out of the earth, By clear shining after rain.’”
II Samuel 23:4 NKJV
In reflection, Don’t let the storms of life get you down. There is a silver lining, there is sunshine behind the clouds, and there is a calm after the storm. Most importantly there is a God behind it all who loves us more than we can comprehend. Thank you God!