Have you ever been in a situation or had a problem that seemed to never end? Are you in one now? How do you handle times like those? Me, I use to worry and I’d try to find a way out. But, it never worked out right no matter how hard I tried, and sometimes I would just make things worse. Sometimes, I would have to go around that mountain (the problem) again and again because I wanted to do it my way.
Problems (storms) are going to come. But, it’s how you handle the storms that’s important. I think God looks not at our ability to wait for our storms to pass but how we act while they rage and we wait.
We have all been through different storms – some of us are going through them now. We don’t go through them alone though, He is right there with us. I believe God wants us to grow through our storms. He doesn’t want us to become our storms or to become bitter and hardhearted. He has another plan for these times.
The Word says in Matthew 6:25-34
“Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? “Therefore, do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
The Word also says in Philippians 4:6
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
I have by no means mastered this yet. But as my relationship with my Father grows through prayer and being in His presence, so does my faith that He knows what is BEST for me. Life isn’t about waiting for the storms to pass, because they may or may not take a long time to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain – while the storms are raging.
Having the peace that passes ALL understanding is not going to be easy, but with God all things are possible.