|Mount Rose looking West as the third storm system moves into Nevada from California|
My hope is in the promise of Your blood My support within the raging flood Even in the tempest, I can sing [emphasis added] I'm hidden safe in the God who never moves Holding fast to the promise of Your truthThat You are holding tighter still to me...
As you anticipate what is ahead of you, you forget that I am with you...Rehearsing your troubles results in experiencing them many times, whereas you are meant to go through them only when they actually come. (Sarah Young, p. 17)That's exactly how worry robs us of today. If we are focused on God and His promises, we don't have to experience our difficult times over and over again. Going through them ONCE is enough, right? So, let's prepare for the stormy times not by WORRYING about them, but by standing firm in our faith and flooding ourselves with God's love and His Word.
Pray: Father God, you have called us to stand firm in our faith and you have promised to always be present with us, even in the storm. Help me to believe this and proclaim it. Help me to stay focused on YOU rather than the storm. Amen.