Don’t Be Storm Focused

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II Thessalonians 3:3, “But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and keep you from the evil one.” Hebrews 10:23, “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.”

Dictionary.com says it like this; Faithful, constant, loyal imply qualities of stability, dependability, and devotion. Faithful implies long-continued and steadfast fidelity to whatever one is bound to by a pledge, duty, or obligation: a faithful friend. Constant suggests firmness and steadfastness in attachment: a constant affection. Loyal implies unswerving allegiance to a person, organization, cause, or idea.

Well, I believe I could stop right here and break out in a happy dance of praise. Sometimes we just need a reminder that God is everything this word implies. How can we not trust a faithful friend like this?

There are times when we have our attention so focused on the storm that we forget to find shelter. We allow fear to be the cloud that keeps us from seeing that the sun is shining on the other side. We’re too caught up with the wrong things. If we merely focus on our God and His faithfulness, things will take a different shape. What seems huge, would shrink down to size. What seems impossible will suddenly open up a world of possibilities. God said that when we’re tempted, he would always provide a way of escape. Our problem is that we’re so consumed with what we’re facing, we can’t see any other way.

There’s our way and there’s God’s way. God’s way never makes sense. It’s not logical. It’s not practical. It goes against the grain. It opposes man’s wisdom. It takes faith. It’s foolishness to the world. You just can’t figure it out. But if you trust in God, who is faithful, you’ll be blown away by the way He works it all out. It will be in a way that no one can take credit for, because it’s all Him. His goal is for you to depend on him, to call on him even when there’s no crisis at hand. He want’s 100% of you 100% of the time.

Thank you Father for your faithfulness. I place my tiny hand in your very large one. I know you’ll never lead me wrong, you have a plan and I’m right in the center of it. I won’t fret or worry about the things that I need, because you promised to provide for me and you ALWAYS keep your word. You are everything the word faithful means and more. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

 

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