Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. Ephesians 1:4 NLT
There was an actual story of how we are to move forward while traveling through the storms of life.
A young woman and her father were traveling on a return trip to the university where she attended. Before they realized it, a sudden storm involving a torrential downpour of rain with gusty winds, halted traffic to a slow-paced gridlock condition on the highway. The young woman begins to tell her father that she could not drive in the storm. She expressed fear which escalated into anxiety as she asks her father for help. The father reassured her by emphasizing that he taught her expert driving skills and that she possessed the ability to drive through the storm. When her lack of confidence begins to overshadow her faith, she expressed that it would be better if she pulled over on the shoulder of the road until the storm was over. However, her father expressed that she should continue to keep driving at a slow pace. As they rode in silence for another 10 minutes, the sun begins to shine. The young woman sighed with relief when the warm rays of sunlight fell on her face. With her father’s guidance, she made it through the storm. At that point, her father instructed her to pull over, she stated, “But, the storm is over.” He asked her to look in her rearview mirror and asked, “Where are the cars that pulled over?” “Dad, of course, they are still in the storm.”
When the storms of life cause you to lose your focus and your faith, just remember that our Heavenly Father is always present and that He will guide us safely through.
Prayer for today: Dear God, Please help me to rely on your strength and your love to guide me safely through the storms of life. My faith is weak. I am asking for your comfort, as I continue to put my trust in you. God, I know that I can depend on you. Thank you for your unconditional love. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
Sonya Johnson Ruiz
Pic reflects storm in Santa Fe, New Mexico