A few days ago, a really bad storm came made its way across my city. Sirens were going off all over the place. Winds were at around 65 mph. It sounded like the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans were being released over my little home…and I’m sitting on the couch, giving Jesus a concert, reading for my next class. Then, it randomly occurred to me that I was awfully peaceful for somebody who could possibly be caught up in a tornado. I mean, I wasn’t panicking at all. If the sound of the storm did anything, it soothed me, and made me want a nap (which is partially why I gave Jesus the concert). All of that made me wonder about life (because that’s what I do lol), and about the storms that we face on a daily basis. What if I (well, we…I don’t want to be alone here lol) faced my spiritual storms the way I faced the physical storms?
The reasons that I didn’t panic in the physical storm that happened a few days ago are some of the same reasons that we shouldn’t panic when trouble comes in our lives. What are those reasons? Oh I’m glad you (kinda sorta not really) asked, you inquisitive human, you!
So often, we concentrate more on the storm than we do the fact that we’re covered, or the fact that we’ve been through storms before, or that the storm will pass. We empower the storm instead of empowering our faith. I want to challenge you to do something different, and focus on your Protector than you do your pain. Change the story that you tell yourself. Turn your super sad “woe is me” into a “greater is He”, and watch everything in and around you change. I know the storm is loud, but I also know that faith defies volume. I know it hurts, but I also know that His stripes are the source of your healing. Don’t believe the storm; believe Him. You are covered. You’ve had battles before. You will outlast this storm. Nothing around you can defeat the King of Kings that’s in you. Stand still…rest…and see the salvation of our God. He always has, and always will…come through for you.
Background Music: You Keep Me - Travis Greene
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