Daily Delight

Saturday, February 4, 2017

A storm can be scary. Intense. Questionable. How long will it last? How bad will it get? We can seek shelter to keep safe during a storm, but what about afterwards? Sometimes the after effects can be so bad, leaving us to feel hopeless as we try to clean up the damages it leaves behind.

Have you ever experienced a storm like this? What about a storm of life? You may even be going through one right now feeling full of fear and doubt. Or maybe you have just come out of one and you are experiencing feelings of hopelessness. The storm has finally passed, but you feel drained and exhausted. Damaged. Broken. 

I am here to tell you my sister that God is with you. He was with you before the storm brewed. He is with you in the midst of the storm. And He is/will be with you long after the calm of the storm. You see, in Christ we can hold onto the promise of God’s assuring word that “all things work together for the Good of those who love Him according to His purpose,” (Romans 8:28). Sometimes in the midst of a storm, we are blinded by our fear and doubt. We fill our minds with questions that fuel our doubt such as “Why is this happening?” or “How much worse can it get?”.

Doubt and fear can be toxic in our walk with Christ. When we are walking closely with Jesus, He fuels our confidence that He has everything under control. "For the Lord goes before you and will be with you. He will never leave you nor forsake you. Therefore do not fear or be dismayed.” -Deuteronomy 31:8

When a storm is brewing before your very eyes, seek shelter in the word of God. Let Him deliver you from your fears. Trust the steps He has for your life, no matter your plans. It may be going a lot differently than you imagined it, but God knows exactly what He is doing. He may just be sending a storm your way, so that He can rescue you from being wrecked. 

{pictured: @kaitvanhoff ; photographer: @auttyshipp}

About the Author

Ashley Thrift≫ ≫ Ashley is a happy homemaker; a proud wife of her handsome and hard-working high-school sweetheart, and a very blessed mom of three amazing, crazy and energetic kiddos. In the good ole' southern upstate of SC, where Ashley is from, you will find her devoting herself to Jesus first, being a wife and mama second, and striving to be an overall woman of proverbs 31. When she is not running frantically off of coffee (chasing toddlers or carpooling; rushing to the the dance studio or ball fields), she is settled intimately in her Bible listening for the whispers of God. She also enjoys small group Bible studies with her mama friends, writing to serve God through her church writing team (NewSpring.cc) and her blog <www.p31shelaughs.com>, and still dating her husband even after seventeen years. She wears strength and dignity with laughter in her heart as she trusts God's faithfulness which has already assured her works all things to his glory (Proverbs 31:25). She knows that her story is being written by the one Almighty, and by His glory she tries to embrace what He is teaching her through each chapter- living on grace.


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