This winter in Middle Tennessee had been a very odd one. In a week, there might be two cold days, three warm ones and to moderate ones. This week alone, we’ve had snow & freezing rain on Sunday, cloudy but warmer on Monday; intense thunderstorms and high winds with hail on Tuesday; Wednesday & Thursday has had warmer weather but then a cold front moved in overnight and Friday was filled with blustery, cold wind. We’re expecting cooler weather for the weekend too.
You just never know what to expect.
Well, just like the weather, day-to-day life can in an instant. One day its smooth sailing. The next day you’re fighting your way through the high winds of a storm. I know because my life is like that. And I used to worry over every miniscule detail of those tumultuous times. However, I’m learning that no matter what the “weather” is like in my life, Jesus is always with me. When its good, He’s beside me, rejoicing with me. When its stormy, He’s holding my hand, calming the storm and allowing His Light to shine so I can start to see where the storm ends. I’m still learning to rejoice and praise Him during the storms (I still worry some), but it’s becoming easier and easier with every trial I go through. I emphasize the word “through” because I’m NOT staying in the storm! Just like when there’s a rainstorm outside, I’m going to run to shelter. I just so happens that Jesus is my shelter in the storms of life.
He is your shelter (and comfort) too!
Matthew 6:25 “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?
Jeremiah 29:11 New King James Version (NKJV) 11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Romans 8:28-31 (NKJV) 28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. 29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30 Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified. 31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?
God cares for you. That’s why He sent Jesus to save you and me. Trust Him and He won’t let you drown in the storm.