Second Corinthians 5:7 says that we are to “Walk by faith and not by sight.” As of late, I’ve needed to be reminded of that. Have you ever felt like the waves of life are continually crashing over you? Eventually, you regain your bearings only to have another ten footer knock you right back under the surf. During this season of my life, I’ve realized God is reminding me that he doesn’t always calm the storm around us.
[Tweet “the absence of storms does not bring peace but rather the assurance that God is with us”]
When I allow my fears to get the best of me, the waves begin to swell out of control and the wind’s unnerving howl drowns out the Lord’s voice. I become frightened by my circumstances and feel abandoned by God. But, when I set my eyes on my Heavenly Father I can feel that peace that surpasses all understanding and I remember that God has a perfect plan for my life.
Waiting for the storm to pass can feel like a punishment at times and make us question God’s love for us. I’m beginning to realize when I choose to trust God – even if I don’t see a way out- I have the strength to worship while I wait for mighty God to make diamonds out of dust.
[Tweet “where we set our focus in the storm determines our level of peace in the midst of it”]
I’d like to encourage you today – If you’re having trouble weathering the storm in your life to turn your eyes to Jesus and ask for his strength to carry on. We have all had periods in life when we have trouble believing what we believe. When the waves around you feel insurmountable cling to your faith and remember that God brought you here, and he will lead you through the storm, even if you can’t see the way out.
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My name is Katherine Arnder, and I am a lifestyle blogger. My blog “The Leafy Fish” chronicles my life as a pescatarian, Christian, wife, and graduate student. There you will find yummy recipes and stories that I hope my readers can draw inspiration from for their everyday lives. I love my followers so if you’d like to check me out you can follow me on Twitter at @theleafyfish or find me on Facebook!