Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Wednesday to you all! Praise God that He is here for us all…and that He is truly a God that we can run to, during the storms of this life…Amen!!
You know…there was once a time in my life, when I would turn inwardly, to the problems I was facing at the time…and instead of Christ reigning and ruling over my life…I allowed the problem to do that for me. This shelter that I chose to take refuge in was only a broken down shelter…one where I found myself prone to the worst of the storm…that is, until I learned to run to Jesus with my problems. Now I don’t hide within the problems that come my way; but rather, I run to Jesus…and He becomes a sturdy and safe shelter to take refuge in, until these storms pass me by.
I have truly learned through a hard and difficult life; that when I choose to let Christ have control over my problems, rather than the problem controlling me; then this is when the problem is no longer able to lead me in its direction…because once the problem is handed over to Jesus; then that is when I am not only free from the problem; but I also find myself surrounded by His loving presence, rather than anxiety, frustration and the overwhelming thoughts that stem from the problem. Through these lessons learned, I have truly found Jesus to be my strong tower and a place of refuge, where I can hide in Him…where the problem is no longer able to seek me out and have its way with my life.
You know…moments of affliction can sometimes take us in a direction, where all we seek; is to escape the storms that surround us; but I have truly come to see that this route in life only causes us to get beat up by the storm…a storm that can end up being much more powerful than ourselves.
As we continue our time together, I would like to share another favorite Bible verse with you today and it’s found in Psalm 32:7…and we read… “Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.”
I will never forget the struggles of the past…moments that could have truly taken me down for good. It seemed that the more I became connected to these struggles…the more that storm grew in strength. Little did I know…until months later; that I could have found refuge from these difficult times. It was when I finally let go of the hand of those struggles; that I finally came to discover a hiding place…one that could keep me safely sheltered in Jesus.
No matter what you may be facing today…may I encourage you to get out of the storm and take shelter in Jesus. When we choose to let go of everything except for Him; that is when we truly experience a sustaining peace…one that will truly keep us distant from despair, while drawing us even closer to Jesus…the One who can truly shelter us and surround us with songs of deliverance…praise Him!!
Today, I praise God for these little reminders…as I have been facing some difficult moments myself. What hope we have found today…knowing that we don’t have to weather the storms alone; but rather, there is a shelter that will surround us with peace and goodness…a shelter that can only be found in Jesus!
Well…I truly hope and pray; that your day will be a very special one…filled with His loving presence! Take good care and I will hope to be with you again tomorrow!
Many blessings on your Wednesday!
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