Weekend Reflection

God has made us promises in His word concerning these challenging times.

My favorite promise is found in Deuteronomy 31:8; And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.

I can attest to this truth! No matter what we walk through, if we will continue to trust God, He will not leave our side. He will walk through it with us. Just as there was a fourth man in the fire with Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, God walks with us in every challenging situation.

If we find we can’t take another step, He picks us up and carries us through. I love that about Him.

Which brings me to another wonderful promise. If God is with us, and He is, who and what can stand against us? (Romans 8:31)

There have been many times I would pray and ask God to deliver me from certain situations, most of the time, He did not. Most of the time, He simply walked me through it. Was this my preferred way? Absolutely not. But I have learned that I gained fruit and stability during those times that I couldn’t have gotten any other way.

It all comes down to trust.

Do you trust God in the storm? When you are sitting in the dark, with nothing but the sound of things blowing and crashing around you, do you still trust Him?

I am not saying it is easy, but He has made it possible. Trusting Him in the storm is the key.

If you choose to trust Him in the storm, it will be just like it was for me this morning. You will awake one day to a bright, sunny sky. The beauty of a new sunrise. The singing of birds. Then you will know you have made it through the storm.

I could testify of His faithfulness in storms for hours. He has walked with me through things I didn’t think I could survive. And most of the time, I walked alone, just Him and I. I did survive. Not only survive, but I learned to lean on Him and thrive during those seasons. Oh my! He is so very faithful. He is pure love manifested.

My friend, I don’t know what type of storm you find yourself in today, but this I do know. You can trust Him in the storm. It may rage around you, shouting to you. Don’t listen. Keep your eyes upon God, He will keep you in peace. Keep your ears tuned in to His voice, He will speak to you. Keep your heart set on Him – He will never leave you nor forsake you – and He will bring you out into an abundant place. You have His word on it. You will see the dawning of a new day…after the storm.

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