The Storms of LifePosted by: bbcadmin
Life is not a series of clear days full of sunshine and pleasing temperatures. The weather is variable and unpredictable, despite modern meteorology. A cloud burst appears out of nowhere that sends the picnickers scurrying for cover. A snow storm leaves the roads impassable, forcing everyone indoors. A heatwave sends the temperatures soaring and threatens the lives of young and old alike. Each of these situations is out of our control and can leave us feeling helpless and at the mercy of the forces of nature.
However, the believer in Jesus Christ knows that life is not a series of random events. And when God brings storms into our lives, it is always for our good and his glory. These storms will appear in many different shapes and sizes. Sometimes, it will be the cloudburst that caught even the local weather service off guard. The car accident, the broken washing machine, or being laid off from work are not things we can foresee. Yet, God in his wisdom brings these situations into our lives according to his purposes.
When the storms of life come upon us, the Lord encourages us with the promises of his Word. The prophet Isaiah assures us that God is, “a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shade from the heat” (Isa. 25:4). The apostle Paul learned that God’s grace is always sufficient in every situation, no matter how desperate it may seem now (2 Cor. 12:9). Peter relied upon the multifaceted grace of God to meet his needs in life and ministry (1 Pet. 4:10).
Regardless of the nature of the personal storm that God has brought into your life today, trust his wisdom and rely upon his grace to bring you through. And be quick to give him the glory.