“And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1:6
“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.” Jeremiah 29:11
“The Lord of Heaven’s Armies has spoken— who can change his plans? When his hand is raised, who can stop him?” Isaiah 14:27
“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." Deuteronomy 31:8
Hello everyone…and a big welcome today to Sunday Inspiration…through the Risen Hope Ministries! I am so happy to have you with me…and I pray that as we spend these precious moments together; that we will find the hope we need to keep pressing on…especially while walking through the darkest storms!
As a storm brews on the horizon…the skies fill with a darkness that’s never been seen before. As the storm intensifies and the winds of circumstance begin to blow…a fear comes over us that says that we may not make it through the storm. From there…the storm has entered its full strength, as everything around us begins to raise havoc with us and make us feel as if the storm will only worsen even more with time.
Now, as we see ourselves standing in the midst of this storm...our eyes become caught up in the darkness surrounding us and everything we are experiencing seems to be convincing us that this storm will never find its end.
One thing I know for sure; is that these become the moments, when we tend to forget that there can be another sunrise on the other side of these darkened clouds. We may be standing in the wind and rain of this difficult storm; but God is on the other side…preparing a new dawn…a time when we will be relieved of the difficult storm that we are now standing in.
As I look back on my life, I will never forget the darkness that took hold of me. In fact, as I think back…even into my childhood, I see moments when Satan was already at work…trying to take me away from what was awaiting me down the road. Moments like these made me feel so hopeless, as though I would never experience the sunshine of God's presence again; but that was only because I was looking into the face of the storm, rather than anticipating what was on the other side of the storm.
You know…it’s amazing, as to how we can look deeply into the difficult moments we’re experiencing and allow them to convince us of the deceptive lies that are being portrayed through moments such these. Before we know it…we have allowed the circumstance to convince us that there is no hope of ever seeing another new dawn again; but I’m here to tell you today that there is hope…and there is another dawn…shining brightly on the other side of the storm. We need to remember that what we are seeing before us at this time is completely different from what God is seeing…for He is standing in the sunshine of a new beginning…one that He has chosen...just for us to walk into.
As my life began to take a turn from the dark storms that I was at one time walking through; I did begin to see a break in the darkness…and as the skies opened up before me…to make way for what God had in store for my life; that is when a new dawn began to shine brightly before me.
No matter what you’re facing…and no matter how dark the storm appears to be...just remember one thing…you haven’t seen what is on the other side of the storm yet; so never give up…for a time will come, when the sun will shine again!
Many blessings on your day!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…