“Jesus is not my security against the storms of life, but He is my perfect security in the storms. He has never promised me an easy passage, only a safe landing.” Some of the wisest, well-put words I’ve ever read.
So many people think bad things shouldn’t happen if God loves us, but life is earthly, evil exists, bad things happen…free will exists. It’s what happens to us through the dark times that matters. The paragraph above, from my favorite devotional “Streams in the Desert,” says it all.
“The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” Deuteronomy 31:8
James 1:12 “Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.”
We may have suffered greatly ourselves and we know people who’ve withstood tremendous pain, physical and emotional. Bad things happen, our bodies fail us….but He never will.
“And he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest on me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9
Have a blessed Sunday……remember that even through great pain He is there and that seeking His comfort is a comfort in and of itself. (Make sure you keep scrolling to see a gorgeous picture!)
(This picture is of Whangerei, New Zealand….just had to include it because it’s SO beautiful…taken by Ms Z, Mr. Z’s daughter. Taken 2 days ago)