Good morning! I hope you are having a blessed weekend.
This morning when I woke up, I looked out to see some patchy fog. I am assuming it is from the very noisy thunderstorm last night that rocked our house. It is weird for us here in Ohio to get storms like this in January. When the first bolt of lightning lit up the sky and the crack of thunder rumbled, I was a bit shocked.
My children ran upstairs to my bedroom, and I thought the storm had scared them, but it was just the opposite. They were excited. They said the storm soothed them. I chuckled as I remembered being their ages and not liking the storms that went through. These kiddos don't fear the storms of life, because they know they are protected by the very One who created them. I wish we could all have faith like them.
Each day we go through different types of storms. These storms may be attacks against us physically, emotionally or spiritually. We fear what will happen. We don't put our trust in God. Instead we try to find ways to cope with the turmoil. It doesn't help us, it just masks the fear we are feeling.
What if we turned to God instead of earthy things? What if we allowed Him to be our strong tower in times of upheaval. Storms are always going to roll in, but it is how we handle them that makes us grow stronger or become weak.
As I sat here reading my Bible this morning, I saw that I need to take refuge in my God. He is good and will be there for me. He will help me through the storms. He will never leave me or forsake me. His promises are true! I just have to put my faith in Him.
Today is the beginning of a new week. Let's resolve to put God first in all we do and say. Let's be determined to put our faith in Him and to run to Him when we feel the storms of life rolling in. His love will cast out all our fears and His guidance will see us through whatever may come our way.
Are you ready to begin this week with a new perspective?