Mamas, I want to be honest with you. My life and my soul have been in the middle of a storm lately. Tears have obscured my vision as I have tried so desperately to navigate the raging waters that circled my heart. I wanted God to take the helm, to navigate the path, to take me safely into the harbor. I wanted Him to part the waters so I could walk through. I wanted to step onto dry land again where I could feel the security of the earth below me.
But as hard as I prayed, I continued to face unending swells that threatened to capsize my life.
Sometimes in those moments there are no eloquent words to say. I was lucky to squeak out a weak whisper of “Help” between the tears that were falling as hard as the rain. Everytime I felt like I was able to catch my breath, I was pulled under again with another problem, another situation, another failure. All of my strength was spent trying to get to the surface, to orient myself before being drug down again.
My sweet sisters that’s what the Enemy wants. He wants us to focus on the storm because if we are focused on the storm, or on the problem, then we won’t be able to remember the promise and the provision. In my own strength, I could keep kicking and fighting the waves, or I could reach out to the life preserver that has been in front of me the whole time… His name is Jesus.
When lightning flashes across the sky and thunder rumbles in the distance, stop and remember that this isn’t the first storm you have ever faced and it probably won’t be the last. Jesus warns us in our verse today that we WILL have trouble. But He also assures us that we have a hope in Him that we can cling to like that life preserver in the middle of the stormy sea.
The disciples were so confused when Jesus was sleeping during the storm. But Jesus could sleep because He knew who His Father was, and that His father could be trusted to keep His promises and take care of His children. And when He needed to, Jesus spoke peace unto the storm, and it ceased.
He will do the same for you. Take heart today my friends, Jesus is with you in the rain and He still reigns. May He sustain you through this season and be the Peace in your storm.
Blessings as you find His peace today,
Susie and the Help Club for Moms Team
For more information about Susie’s ministry, Between the Gardens, visit her website at susieoneal.org.