In the Eye of the Storm
Updated: May 2, 2018
I am sure that you have heard that the calmest point in a hurricane/tornado is right in the center of it! How can that possibly be? And yet it is true.
When we find ourselves right in the middle of a huge storm in our lives, where is our "eye of the storm"; the place that makes us feel amazingly calm in the midst of chaos and frightening things whirling around our lives? For the Christian, the eye is Jesus Christ Himself! Our limitation is God's opportunity!
When we get to the end of our ability to control or "fix" the things in our lives that are out of control, that is when God pulls us in real close and says "watch this!" This is the place that we get to see God's miraculous hand touch our lives and make the situation more beautiful than we ever thought it could be.
I need to know that in my life, don't you? I need to know that it is okay to lean into Him and hear Him whisper "I've got this, trust Me and the promises I have made to you." Sometimes it's difficult to do that. Sometimes the circumstances can seem to be too big, even for God. But they aren't ~ He has huge shoulders. He can take whatever comes our way and carry all of the burden of that situation for us. All we need to do is trust.
Deuteronomy 31:8 says that the Lord is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed. We can take comfort in those words and believe Him at His word.
I desperately need to know that God is sufficient and Sovereign ~ that His grace can melt the hurts of my heart and of those that my family members are walking through. These things keep me on my knees and keep me looking into the face of my Savior on a minute by minute basis. I love Him desperately, I need Him even more and I place my hope in Him alone. I look to Him for all of these things and I am learning that is exactly where I will find peace and comfort; in Him alone.
Jesus' timing is always perfect in our lives. He knows that He can't give us the big picture; we would either try to change it or faint from what He is about to ask us to walk through. But He promises us that He will never leave us nor forsake us, that He will walk through the storm with us. Hebrews 13:5 Today, I am trusting that promise.