Thriving in the Storm
This month has seen a succession of some of the worst storms we have ever encountered. Whilst it would be easy here to talk about the effects of climate change etc., what I want to focus on is living through the storm. All of us encounter times of difficulty and challenge which could be likened to storms. It is at such times we find out how strong our faith actually is. Some, like the trees that fall do not survive well. Others are amazingly resilient.
In Ephesians 6:13, Paul tells us what is required. He says, ‘…and after you have done everything, to stand’
Often that is enough – to stand. We may not have the strength to fight or to overcome, but if we can stand, we will be victorious when the storms have passed by. We stand on the truth that God loves us and has our best interests in his heart. No matter what you are facing that remains the truth and it is often just enough that we know and trust in that truth.