Hello everyone! Welcome to Moments Spent with God! I hope your Tuesday is off to a great start and my prayer is that God will fill our hearts with something special to hold to…especially while facing difficult times!
Did you know that there is a place within the storms of life, where we can be at peace with God? Even though the storm rages around us; it’s as though we have entered a place where God’s peace brings a sustaining calmness over the storm, as a means of removing the worst of the storm from us. To me, it’s God’s way of also sheltering us from the worst of the storm…a place where even though evil rages around us; we are safe and protected from total destruction.
Right about now, you may be wondering where this place is; where we can experience the edge of the storm, rather than facing the storm head on? Well…through the difficult storms I have experienced within my own life, I have found this place to be within the heart. It’s a place where we disconnect from what we see raging around us; to truly connect with a God that can surround us with an eternal peace…a peace that keeps us away from anxiety…fear…doubt, or any other negative feeling; that would cause us to experience the worse side of the storm.
Even as I am writing you…a storm is brewing outside. We have heard thunder and seen a little lightning but no rain yet. There are moments when the wind blows and whips the trees around, while other moments bring a calm feeling, as though the storm is off in a distance, rather than right here where I live. This is what we experience with God, when we are willing to spend time alone with Him, while facing one of these storms. It’s as if His peace helps us to step into the eye of the storm…where the burden becomes lighter and even though God has a reason for the storm; this is His way of helping us through the overwhelming and difficult moments of the storm.
You know…people don’t realize the depth of God’s eternal peace. We pray for peace…sing songs about peace; but do we truly know about a place, where the heavy burden…brought about by a circumstance can be exchanged for this kind of eternal peace.
Today, you may be experiencing the worse storm ever. It may feel so intense and out of control, as if this stormy circumstance is about to knock you over for good. May I encourage you today, to get out of the storm and have a heart to heart talk with God? Let Him take you by the hand and lead you to a place, where you can experience the love…care and peace; He longs to share with you. There is a place of perfect peace and we will only find it, when we are close to the heart of God.
I remember a time in my life, when I never knew about this kind of peace…let alone, a place where I could escape the worst of my storms; but as my circumstances began to push me in God’s direction…I began to truly see that His perfect peace could take me to a place, where I only experienced the edge of the storm.
As I close my writing to you…I am looking out my window and what beauty I see. The dark clouds that once revealed an ugly storm have now turned into beautiful shades of pink and orange across the sky. I can truly say that I have experienced the presence of God in this writing and this has not only become a time for me to encourage you; but to also be reminded…that God can become a place of refuge, while facing the storms of time.
Blessings on your day!
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