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Storms of Life and Our Reactions

DevotionsStorms of Life and Our Reactions

2 Chronicles 20:12

12 Our God, will you not judge them? For we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.”

♦️If you have ever experienced a storm when around other people, you know not everyone responds the same way.

♦️Picture a backyard party for a friend’s birthday where all the guests are having fun, but then the wind picks up. The temperature drops, the sky darkens, and the scent of rain is in the air. Everyone scrambles to grab something and head indoors. Just as the last person rushes in with the potato salad, the skies become crazy. Inside, people gather into clusters. 🖊️One group stands at the window, oohing and aahing at the thunder and lightning outside.
🖊️On the couch, another group hugs one another or covers their ears.
🖊️A few jump and shudder with every boom.
🖊️Another group, chatting away, seems completely oblivious to the weather.

♦️ Is this not the picture of how people react differently to the storms of life?

💡When it comes to the upheavals we face, our varied responses can have a significant impact in our lives.

🖊️Some people respond in a healthy way and emerge stronger,
🖊️others are broken by the challenge.

♦️ What accounts for the difference in our response?

♦️ It is the way we God. How do you view God?

💡If we see Him as our loving heavenly Father, we will understand He has the best possible plan for our life, even if the path is, for a time, through troubled waters.

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💡But if we consider Him an obstruction to the goals we have set for ourselves, we could miss out on the blessings He has in mind for us.

🖊️ Storms are unavoidable in life.

💡When one comes your way, the wisest thing you can do is to cry out to God.

💡Choose to respond with an attitude of trust in the Lord and submission to His way.

💡God is in control. He knows His children and He is aware of what we are passing through and what we shall pass through. Only put your trust in Him. He is our anchor in times or trouble. May the peace of God be with you, as you allow the Holy Spirit to guide you in times of adversities !

Shalom & Maranatha !

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