Daily Delight

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Some days are just hard.

Everyone agree?

Some days there is just no way around situations, no answer, no end in sight.

Those are the days that show who we really are.

Do we persevere through the situation? Do we keep looking and searching for the answer? Do we go in faith, not knowing when it will end?
Or do we give up?

I’m craving an adventure, so I’ve been praying and asking Him to lead me on adventure, and I know that He is definitely leading me to one.

Does the phrase, “Be careful what you pray for.” ring a bell? Well in my case, it should be clanging- loudly.

See, I asked Him for an adventure, but I was thinking in terms of flying to New York, Nashville, Italy, London- basically the world. And I know that His plans are far greater than my own, but the adventure that I’m catching a glimpse of, is absolutely nothing like I pictured, and entirely too much like a storm.

And I don’t like storms.

I love the aftermath of the Spirit; I’m encouraged by the closeness of hearts.

But I don’t like the midst of the storm.

I’ve heard that being in the eye of a physical storm is the calmest part- the safest part.

The same can be said of a spiritual storm, an emotional storm. Because in the center of all of life’s problems, all of life’s ups and downs, twists and turns, there is One Person who stands there, strong, mighty, calm, safe. 

And it is in those moments that He carries us.
Even though it feels like we are all alone at times, we can be 100% sure that He has never left our side. Never let His grasp loosen. He picked us right up, and He won’t set us down until we get on the other side of the storm.

One of my favorite short stories is called “Footprints”. It walks us through the story of a man going over his life at the end with Jesus. He saw all the good and in the sand, there were two sets of footprints- one his own, one Jesus’. But during the bad times of his life there was only one set and he wondered at why Jesus would leave him all alone. When he asked Jesus, he got the answer, “[There was only one set of footprints because] it was then that I carried you”. 

Hindsight is 20/20. We won’t be able to tell much from in the moment. When we look back over our lives, over the rough storms we will see that we were different than when we walked in, that the storm changed, and molded us into who we are. We will be able to see that yes, there was only one set of footprints.

But those footprints were there through the good and the bad, and they never left.

So be encouraged!

If you’re going through a grand adventure, then know that He is walking right by your side.

And if you’re in the same place I am, looking at the adventure ahead of you as a storm, then know that He is lifting you into His arms, and walking you through.

We are perfectly safe.


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