Standing Firm in Spite of the Storm

For a couple of days, I found myself staring at this blank post. I would find myself writing a couple of sentences then soon deleting them. Left with no words to fill up a page, not even a paragraph. Left with nothing to write, but with so much I wished to say. Avoiding the conversation by creating a busy schedule where the chaos was louder than the conversations I should have been having. Just running away from the answers I didn’t want to listen too.

There comes a point in everyone’s life where they are caught in the middle of a storm(anything that is a roadblock in your life). Storms have a tendency to knock us off our feet because of the unexpected occurrence. I have noticed that in each storm I’ve been known to do one of three things:

1) The first reaction during a storm is to run in the most familiar direction. Usually, this is the way that you have only just come from. Bringing you back to where you once were.

2) The second reaction is to just get into a fetal position and hope that the world goes on and everything gets better while you’re waiting and hiding. Hiding just prolongs the storm.

3) The last reaction is to continue in the direction that God is taking you in. I have a tendency to take this option the least often. In this situation, you’re required to endure the storm. However, you’re not left alone while passing through it.

For many of us, we stand firm on our beliefs. That is until a storm comes and shakes us. We are left confused and having to choose to react in some way, very few times we hold true to lean on God’s ability to get us through the storm.  Most often we question God’s sovereignty and the reason for the storm.

Recently I’ve been faced with losing two of my grandparents. I’ve been faced with having to stay calm and remember the truths and promises that God has already said. Following His directions, every step of the way and being comforted knowing He’s the guide. And reminding myself He has already won this fight.

Life is hard… Fact.

Life on this Earth will always be hard… Fact.

God is good… Fact.

I believe we have a good God. There is no argument with that statement. I believe He did not bring cancer into this world. I believe He never brings pain or hurt into our lives. I believe that God takes away all the pain and hurt in our lives when we stand before Him. I believe that eternity with God is far greater than anything we will have on Earth. I believe that we are called to stand firm despite the storm.

My soul thirsts for God, for the living God; When shall I come and appear before God? Psalm 42:2

 

-I’m Not A Writer, I’m Just Trying to Save Money on Buying A Diary-

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