In yesterday’s devotional we discussed how the Lord occasionally turns the heat up in our lives to help strip away impurities and mold us into stronger people of faith. That said, sometimes things get a little too hot for our liking. Even though we know that trials help us to grow spiritually and that they are good for us, it does not mean that it will feel good. There is a difference between what you know and what you feel. You can know that there is sunshine after the rain yet feel like the rain will never end. So, how do we sanely wade through the turbulent waters of a storm when it feels like the sun will never show its face again? This brings us to our key text coming out of Proverbs 18:10 (KJV). The Word of the Lord reads:
10 The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.
The answer is to lean and depend on God. He is our strength. The Lord does not just throw us into the deep end and say, “You’re on your own. Figure out how to swim.” God is there for you for every wave that come crashing down on you and every time you feel like you’re going to drown. He’ll be your strength when you feel weak. All you have to do is call on Jesus’ name, and He will be there to hold you up and keep you safe.
Have a blessed day!
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