A few weeks ago we had a huge storm. The storm was so strong and violent that when the thunder and lightening hit it shook house. The windows rattled and the siding shook. I was sure by morning I would find pieces of siding on the ground around the house. As I looked out the window the rain was falling in a crazy zig zag pattern and the wind was bending the trees with its force. As I sat and watched it all I felt a calm. I was in amazement at the wonder of the power of God. I felt at peace because he was in control.
I got up and walked around the house to check on the kids. Just as I got in the boys’ room I heard a loud clap of thunder and then saw the bright strike of lightening. Right then the power went off. I sat on my son’s bed just in time to catch him as he jumped up in fright. I was able to put my hand on him and pat him calm and tell him it was ok I was right there. As he felt my presence with him he quietly went back to sleep.
I left their room and went back in my room and sat in the chair. As I sat in the chair I felt God’s presence. He reminded me that in the middle of the storm, He is there. He will protect me from all harm and danger. He said much like how I sat in my house in peace even though the storm rages outside; that is how my soul must be at peace when the mess of life tries to pull me down. He reminded me of the tree I saw outside and told me that I will bend like that tree but just as the tree didn’t break. Neither will I. I can stand up during my trials because I am rooted in Him; in His word, in His presence and they run deep.
Just as I was getting up from the chair to return to bed the lights came back on. God spoke one more time and said just as the lights were off for a moment, the darkness of my struggles are only for a moment. All of a sudden the light will just come on and I will see again.
I don’t know what suddenly you are waiting on, but don’t give up hope. Never stop believing. God says in Deuteronomy 31:6, “So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you” (NLT). Whatever he has spoken over your life He has already made a way. So don’t focus on the how and the when, but keep your eyes on the WHO. He is able! Let your soul be at peace and rest in the calm of His presence.