When You See The Storm Coming…
“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. Isaiah 43:1-2 (NIV)
When the storm hits it’s easy to lose your footing. The waters rise, the winds blow and you find yourself knocked down. Storms can leave you feeling alone and in pain. Even if outwardly you seem alright, it can be devastating to your mind and heart.
I am bigger than the storms in your life. In your suffering, I will steady you. I will bring comfort and healing. Hold onto my hand and I will help you take your next breath and make your next step. If you hold on to me with all your might, I promise to protect you.
If you have lived through a storm before you know the calm that settles once the storm has passed. The same is true for monsoons of personal troubles. It may seem like the winds will blow at hurricane speed forever, however the storm is destined to blow itself out.
When you see the storm coming run to me. I will wrap my arms around you and whisper words of hope and comfort to you. I will shine a light into your darkness. And I will fill your heart with peace.
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2 – Are you facing a storm and need to fell God’s comfort? If you need someone to talk with, try talking with our friends at NeedHim via instant chat or by phone at 888-NEED-HIM.
3 – If you know of someone going through a storm be an encouragement to them. Express your sadness at their loss and/or hardship and then follow their lead as to clues to how you can help. They may just need somebody to talk to, or they may not want to talk at all. Letting them know you are available and that you care is a great encouragement to most people.