I was awakened by a text this morning. As I glanced at it I thought ‘oh, not again!’
Another storm coming our way?! I have not seen a time like this in several years. The first storm was bad and we lost a lot of trees, had a lot of damage and had to replace many things. I think because of the severity of that storm, we dread another one.
A couple days after that one, we had another one, with power outages yet not as long. I was thankful and began to relax again.
It’s not easy going through storms. It’s no fun being unable to communicate and check on your loved ones. It’s not easy being in pitch darkness hour after hour.
Times like this begin to weary a person. When you become weary and stressed it affects your body and your mind. And it is in those times the enemy will bombard you with questions and statements that will attempt to cause you to doubt God and His promises.
Daniel 7:25 says; “And he shall speak words against the Most High God and attempt to weary the saints…”
Galatians 6:9 says; “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”
It is the enemy’s job to try to weary us. To get us to give up on our promise or to let it go.
As we discussed yesterday, if we grow too weary to press through, we will settle for less than what God has for us. We will think ‘pressing through’ is too hard and the promise is just not worth it. Nothing could be farther from the truth.
Therefore today, as I prepare for yet another storm, I refuse to allow the storm to have my focus. You see, when we give the storms of life our focus, that is all we can see and there is no peace in that.
Isaiah 26:3 says; “You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed upon You because he trusts in you.”
If we keep our eyes on the storm or the challenge, we will not have peace. However, if we keep our mind stayed upon God and His word, peace will come and remain.
We have talked recently about the time and season we are in, a Kairos moment. The enemy wants to do everything in his power to get our minds off that truth and onto a storm that he knows will pass.
God is greater than the storm. He is perfect peace in the midst of it. He will not fail me and He will not fail you – IF you keep your mind stayed on Him.
I don’t know what is going on in your life. But if it is not of God, don’t give it your full attention. Don’t allow it to have your focus. Deal with it, of course, but keep your mind stayed upon God and His unfailing word.
Trust in the God of your life. He is a great and mighty God. Full of power! Nothing is too difficult for Him and nothing is impossible to you as you stay firmly planted in Him. Let nothing move you out of your place of intimacy in Him…nothing. Refuse to become weary in the storm. Remember…Jesus sleeps in the storms because of His trust in God…so should we.