|Today’s Scripture: I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with mine own heart: and my spirit made diligent search. Will the Lord cast off for ever? and will he be favourable no more? Is his mercy clean gone for ever? doth his promise fail for evermore? Hath God forgotten to be gracious? hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Selah. Psalm 77:6-9|
The worst natural disasters in history have one thing in common. They are all history. No matter how bad the storm, one day, it’s over. It may take years to deal with the damage, but the storm is no longer raging. Lives may have been lost, cities destroyed, and landscapes changed, but the tempest has passed. Just like those natural disasters, the storms in our lives will one day end. The trial you are facing now will not last forever.
Sometimes we get caught up in the storms of life we face. The sky is dark, the rain is falling torrentially, the lightning flashes, and the thunder roars. In times like this, we need to remember God hasn’t changed; He is faithful, kind, loving, and full of mercy and grace. He will not leave us in the midst of our storm forever.
What is your reaction when trials come and things don’t go your way? Is your immediate instinct to lash out in anger at God? Much of the world looks at the things they face and ask, “God, how could you let this happen? Why does everything seem to always be against me?” God is not against you! He loves you! He will use the storms in your life to help you become more like Him.
Remember, even in your storm, God is working. One day, the storm will pass, and the sun will shine again. Then you will be able to see what God has done. Trust Him with your storms today-He has dealt with so many before.
Devotional by Pastor Jim Scudder, Jr.