Saturday, March 2, 2013

Impending storm
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8

“Oh, it’s not cloudy out,” I said, sitting at my computer one morning. I’d thought it was quite stormy when I’d gone outside just a few minutes earlier.

The forecast I’d just read confirmed that it would be cloudy for the next three days. But as I sat at my desk scanning the headlines online, I looked through the blinds and saw the sunlight on the trees.

 A few minutes later it disappeared.  I had assumed the weather would be stormy based on evidence I’d seen and what had been predicted. Yet, a different story lay outside a few minutes later. Then it changed again.
Life is like that too. Circumstances can lead us to believe one thing; when then they change, we change our minds. My emotions can be fickle too. If someone compliments me, it makes me feel good. If I’m criticized and given  feedback I don’t like, I may take it personally and believe it’s a failure.

Or my health can change for the worse. Sometimes life feels unfair.  So how do we know what to think if we don’t know what’s true and what’s not? We need to focus on what’s stable, what never changes. One of those things is God’s love and faithfulness to us.
What do find to be stable in your life? Who can you count on when things in your life are flux? 

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Believer's Blog said...

When I first went through the biggest storm of my life, I didn't want to talk to God. I knew that He could have prevented it but didn't. I didn't understand why. Why would He let this happen to me? But as I forgave Him and drew close to Him again, He helped me through that time and eventually showed me the purpose that He had in all of it. Strangely enough, as hard as it all was, I would choose to do it again because what is coming out of it is so worth it and so important. He really does love us, More than we could ever know. We are just not always good at seeing it. Great post!

Cathy Baker said...

Great analogy, Ellen. Trusting God, His promises, and His Word are the only things that prove steady in this ever-changing world. Thank you for reminding me of this powerful truth.

Ellen Andersen said...

I completely understand being angry with God, not "getting" why He'd let something happen. Trusting God's character,which never changes, is how we can see past what's going on around us.

Ellen Andersen said...

Absolutely, Cathy.

Jean Andersen said...

Several years ago I began experiencing panic attacks. They came after going through a very long and frightening time with my daughter who had had a lift-changing stroke. My husband is a heart patient. My panic was about losing either of them. I finally felt peace as I realized that only Jesus is a constant in my life. People will always fail us even through no fault of their own. I cling to that whenever the familiar fears creep in.