Stability in the Storm

AUGUST 26TH, 2020      |       Are your circumstances causing you to wonder about God’s involvement in your life? What do you do when things seem to go from bad to worse? How do you keep going in moments when all you hope for seems to have disappeared?

If these questions seem deeply familiar, it’s because they resonate within all of us at one time or another. Read the psalms. David, the one described as a man after God’s own heart, writes with aching realism. In one verse he touts gigantic faith, and then in another, he wrestles with feeling distant and far away from his Creator.

So when you feel your faith wavering, remember that you’re not the only one who’s felt that way. But don’t take that as permission to remain where you are either. Shortly before His crucifixion, Jesus reminded His disciples how to face their doubts and conquer them. He said, “…Trust in God, and trust also in Me” (John 14:1 NLT). When circumstances shift and change with wild ferocity, take a moment to check your focus. Adjust your gaze away from how your situation appears; instead, anchor it firmly on God who promises to “never leave you nor forsake you” (Deuteronomy 31:6 NIV).

Stability in the Storm

…Trust in God, and trust also in Me.

–John 14:1 NLT

…Trust in God, and trust also in Me.

–John 14:1 NLT

Are your circumstances causing you to wonder about God’s involvement in your life? What do you do when things seem to go from bad to worse? How do you keep going in moments when all you hope for seems to have disappeared?

If these questions seem deeply familiar, it’s because they resonate within all of us at one time or another. Read the psalms. David, the one described as a man after God’s own heart, writes with aching realism. In one verse he touts gigantic faith, and then in another, he wrestles with feeling distant and far away from his Creator.

So when you feel your faith wavering, remember that you’re not the only one who’s felt that way. But don’t take that as permission to remain where you are either. Shortly before His crucifixion, Jesus reminded His disciples how to face their doubts and conquer them. He said, “…Trust in God, and trust also in Me” (John 14:1 NLT). When circumstances shift and change with wild ferocity, take a moment to check your focus. Adjust your gaze away from how your situation appears; instead, anchor it firmly on God who promises to “never leave you nor forsake you” (Deuteronomy 31:6 NIV).

God, help me to see You through all the chaos in my life.

Jesus, You are above, beyond, and over all things. Remind me of that today, and help me trust You no matter what happens.

Karen Woodall
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