“…in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength…” Isaiah 30:15
When I was a young girl, whenever a storm came, my mother would tell everyone to hush up and turn everything off. There was no watching television, no listening to our favorite songs on the radio, and not a whole lot of movement. Just stillness. Silence. I didn’t understand why we had to do this, but as I grew older, I began to understand — learning how to weather natural storms will teach you how to weather spiritual storms. The most profound lessons are learned, revelation and knowledge revealed, and you see God in a new way while in the middle of storms of life.
You may be desperate to get out of it, to get through it, to heal from it, to get past it, and for it to be over, but you must patiently endure the storm. The Lord will calm you and help you be still so that you can see what He wants you to see, and learn what He wants you to learn. He is with you, and He will help you. You will see the sun break through the clouds, and you will hear birds chirping after while. But for now, weather the storm. You will grow a deeper appreciation for the day when you’ve walked through the night. Your ears will love the sound of birds chirping when all you’ve heard was noisy thunder. Your faith is being tested and tried, and you will come out on the other side stronger and wiser.
Prayer: Father, thank you for encouraging my heart. You are my God, and I am your daughter. You hold me close during the storms of life. You help me endure and persevere by faith. You make me become quiet and still in my soul. I know you’ve got me and everything is going to be ok. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.