God is our Refuge and Strength, a very present and well-proved help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change and though the mountains be shaken into the midst of the seas….-Psalm 46:1-2
I have faced so many storms in my life — some like the quick afternoon storms that are common in the summertime and some that seemed like category four hurricanes!
If I have learned anything about weathering those storms, it has been that they don’t last forever, and I don’t need to make major decisions in the midst of them.
Thoughts and feelings run wild in the midst of crises, but those are exactly the times we need to be careful about making decisions. I often think to myself, Let emotions subside before you decide.
We must remain calm and discipline ourselves to focus on doing what we can do, and trust God to do what we can’t do.
Instead of drowning in worry and fear, get in touch with God, who sees past the storm and orchestrates the big picture.
He makes sure everything that needs to happen in our lives happens at the right time, moves at the appropriate speed, and causes us to arrive safely at the destinations He has planned for us.
From the book “Promises for our everyday life”