We all experience storms in life. If we are not in a storm right now then we probably just came out of one. If we didn’t just come out of one, watch out! There is one on its way! What do you do when the storms of life come crashing down all around you? Do we allow ourselves to be consumed by the moment? Are we paralyzed with fear? Or are we simply drowning in the sorrow of our past experience?
Storms can change everything in an instant. You can be experiencing the most beautiful day, and then all of a sudden, an event takes place in your life that plunges you directly into the eye of the storm! We can find ourselves being engulfed by marital issues, financial problems, physical sickness, and emotional pain, and the list goes on and on.
So, what should we do when we find ourselves facing the storms of life? I would suggest that we should have a Game Plan. This plan should include seeking God for his wisdom on what the “next step” should be. Remember, the “bend” in the road is not the “end” of the road, unless you fail to make the turn! Be aware that in the most violent of storms God is trying to give us direction. He is trying to speak to us. God has the power to stop any storm that is taking place in our lives. So, if we are experiencing a storm, it is because God has allowed it to be.
In the book of Jeremiah 29:11 the bible says, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” Though we experience difficulties in life, Gods thoughts are full of compassion towards us. He loves us! He will use the storm to transform us but he will transport us to the areas of life where he wants us to be! As a matter of fact, he wants nothing more than to give us the “expected end” that he has promised. His love is all consuming!
So, when life gets gloomy, and you see storm clouds on the distant horizon, remember, that this is not the end, but the beginning of an opportunity to glorify God. He wants to bring out the very best in you! And when he does, you will experience true healing and restoration in your life. Gods’ love is greater than the darkness of any storm! Amen.