Every one of us will encounter storms on our journey. Let’s face it, not one of us is exempt from them. It’s a part of growing. It’s a part of parenting. It’s a part of building our faith. Storms can mold our character; teach us about love, mercy and His amazing grace….they are a part of life. We can face storms on our path at any time as we move towards our destination. We may walk through some dark and gloomy days, wake to hurts and losses wishing they’d have disappeared over night, and stomp our way through some very difficult times.
But the Lord says this….
Deuteronomy 31:8 The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
Sometimes we get off the path while we are facing a storm. We lose focus on the sunshine that is promised to come again. We need to remember we are never alone. The Lord is with you and has already gone ahead of you. He already knows the outcome and has a perfect plan. The sun will shine again. Keep your head up. Keep pushing through the rain. Trust His plan even when all you see is dark clouds. Have faith that your destination will soon be glorious.
After the storm…..the outcome may be all that you have hoped for, everything that you have pushed forward towards, and way more than you could have ever imagined. Allow the Lord to work on your behalf as you seek Him…even in the midst of your storm…seek him with all your heart!
The Lord also says this….
Jeremiah 29:11-13 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
Facing a storm? Or in a storm right now? Or do you have a testimony where the Lord has calmed your storm, brought the sunshine back into your life, and or set your path straight again?
You may be a glimmer of sunshine to someone else. Share your story. It’s been given to you for a reason. Let God use the path you’ve walked to share HOPE with others.