Some Thoughts on Surviving the Storms of Life.

Saturday 13 November, 2010

I was walking along a beach one morning this week. The scenery was magnificent with blue skies, crystal clear waters, squeaky sand and lush forests. Suddenly, grey clouds appeared on the horizon and within minutes, a storm was brewing and my peaceful beach walk turned into a run for shelter.

Isn’t that like life? We can be walking in a season of sunshine and then something changes and we are walking through a storm.

Proverbs 10:25 (NLT) says, “When the storms of life come, the wicked are whirled away, but the godly have a lasting foundation.”

We all experience the storms of life. Your storm may look different to my storm but they are all storms nonetheless. Some examples of storms people experience are; difficulties in relationships, illness and disease, losing a loved one, just to name a few.

This proverb gives us the key to surviving storms. It tells us that “the godly have a lasting foundation.” This foundation is a personal relationship with Jesus. When we surrender our lives to Him, it is like we are building on a solid foundation, one that will last through all the seasons of life.

Does this mean that when you have a relationship with Jesus you will never feel hurt, pain or like you’ve been knocked about by life? No. At times you will still feel these emotions. The difference is that when you are going through a storm, you have a hope and a confidence in God, knowing that He is with you.

The storms of life may vary in length of time, however, they do not last forever. If you have a relationship with God, hold fast to Him during a storm. If you don’t yet know God, I encourage you to surrender your life to Him. God loves you and greatly cares about your life and the storms you face.

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