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Weathering the storm

Waves rise high, threatening to drown us.

We’re like sinking ships bobbing about in a storm-tossed sea.

Desperately seeking safety.

And we so often forget that our Lifeguard walks on water Click To Tweet

There is no pit, watery or otherwise, too deep for His arm to fail to reach down and rescue us.

There is no storm that will do irreparable harm to our souls.

We are held secure. Hope is an Anchor for wavering hearts.

Grace remains our lifebelt.

Love holds us steady, soothing fretful spirits as we try to stay afloat in the storm.

We may feel like we’re lost at sea as storms rise with dreadful rapidity.

It can feel like we’re permanently sunk with:

  • Relationship upsets
  • Financial crisis
  • Heartache and heartbreak
  • Health scares
  • Losses of every kind

All set to rock our world, rain down torrents of fear and terror, pain and shame.

My friend, I’ve lived long enough to have discovered the best way to weather life’s storms.

Each and every one has been survivable when I’ve rested more in God’s provision instead of resisting the waves rising over my head.

God reminds us that this too shall pass and we can emerge safe out the other side.

Shaken, yes,  but still intact because we’ve trusted Him to see us through.

He is…

Our Rescuer.

Our Healer.

Our strong Deliverer.

Our Refuge.

Our Shelter.

Our Anchor.

We have the promise of God's continual Presence to comfort and reassure us Click To Tweet

No matter what we may go through, God is ready, willing, able and available to help us.

Life may overwhelm for a while but with His strength we can overcome the storms.

weathering the storms prayer

This is day 12 of #write31days and #fiveminutefreewrites Today’s prompt is: ‘storm‘. You can find out more here

Thank you, dear reader, for weathering this extra influx in your inbox as I write more frequently than usual this month. I really appreciate your company and comments here. Feel free to share or pin the prayer above.

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  1. Trudy 12th October 2015
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