And He got up and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Hush, be still.” And the wind died down and it became perfectly calm. Mark 4:39 (NASB)
By Bobby R. Henry, Sr.
What has been the most difficult time in your life? Was it the death of a loved one? Was it the possibility of losing your home? Was it being stranded on the side of the road in a blizzard or is it just facing everyday concerns that have decimated your will to want to live?
Whatever it was or is, God did not leave and will not leave you unattended by His will…
It’s amazing how God takes us through everything that we come to. God is a forgiving and loving God; He would never leave nor forsake us. No matter the different challenges that we are confronted with, no matter what situation, no matter the circumstances; it does not matter, God is still God.
The bucket list that President Obama spoke about or the ones that we create-God does not have one; everything is His and His concern.
What is it that has confronted and confounded you and no matter how hard you tried to figure it out you couldn’t come through it?
What about the times you were faced with some serious decisions and there was no way that you yourself could’ve figured a way out?
When you have a chance, watch the face of a child who gets a new toy and without instructions from their parents the child does all they can to understand how to operate the toy.
No matter what challenges or the manner of which the toy is to function, the encounters that came with trying to understand this object of affection was what garnered all of the child’s attention.
To the child it was not their plan to understand how the toy functions, instead it was the experience of enjoying the toy; the other stuff was left up to something that the child had no control of nor did it matter.
That the child did not become despondent with not having any control over the state of affairs, in its place the child was totally elated by means of the fact that the toy was something which in its space brought joy into the life of the child.
So it is with difficult times; when they have passed us we can look back and see the joy that was in it once we realize the reasons for it.
God has kept us here, we could’ve gone the other way but we’re still here. We still can face another day no matter how grievous it may be, no matter how dark our displacement is, no matter what, God never sleeps nor slumbers.
“Dear Lord whatever incapacitations that befell us and no matter how forceful the trying bellows may be, our hope, comfort and assurance is in You and You alone. We accept that You are still God and our hope rests in You. Amen.”
God is already awake and He is listening right now through our prayers and supplications as He reminds us not to forget that He is the God who can control ALL THINGS!
GOD IS THE EVERREADY POWER THAT NEVER LOSES CONNECTION WHEN WE’RE GOING THROUGH