BE ENCOURAGED IN THE EYE OF THE STORM
WRITTEN BY SHIRLEY RHODES
Be encouraged in the eye of the storm because it is in such times as these that we learn to depend on our Creator who supplies all of our needs; strength, endurance, patience and the ability to remain focused on what lies ahead. Know this: GOD is God, and God, GOD; he made us, we didn’t make him, we are his people (Psalm 100:3 MGS); he loves us and has promised to never leave us without hope.
If you’ve never had an experience in life that changed you forever you may not comprehend the true meaning of “Be Encouraged in the Eye of the Strom.” On the other-hand if you have experienced events that changed your life as you knew it you understand the meaning of these words because you have survived, yet you know your life will never be the same.
Recent events of evil that have penetrated many lives have left some with scars and little hope. We offer words of encouragement to those who are feeling lost and confused, never lose hope, stay faithful and God will see you through, be encouraged in the eye of the storm.
Scripture reminds us of how Jesus is always in the midst of our troubles. Remember when Jesus and his disciples were in the boat and the next thing they knew, they were in a severe storm; waves crashing into the boat, tossed about and afraid while Jesus slept. When they realized Jesus was asleep they became even more frightened, that moment their faith was being tested. Immediately Jesus spoke, he told to wind to be silent, the sea to quiet down; complete Silence and the sea became as smooth as glass (Matthew 8:23-26). Be encouraged in the eye of the storm.
Even through the many storms of life, God has not changed his mind, his love is everlasting, trust him with all your heart—be encouraged in the eye of the storm because this too shall pass and will someday become a distant memory. Through the experience you will gain strength to endure and move forward with purpose into your destiny. Know that you are truly blessed when tears flow freely because joy comes in the morning. Be encouraged; be encouraged in the eye of the storm that’s passing over, may your hearts find peace and happiness.