23 Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. 24 Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. 25 The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!” Mt:8:23-25
Have you ever felt like you are hit by a storm and you were drowning helplessly? I know everyone has a story to share of their time in the storm.
Last year I got pregnant in February and we were very excited as it was our desire for a second child and just when we thought it was all going well, our boat was shaken up by a storm and this storm was so strong that we felt helpless and about to drown. Just like the disciples in the above passage we felt GOD was silent. Just around 10 weeks we came to know that I was carrying twins and both did not have heart beat. Exactly on 6th April the day after my birthday I lost them.
We as family were completely devastated. I couldn’t understand why would GOD answer my prayer and allow this pain to happen. I felt like a little girl who’s doll was just snatched out of her hands.
I couldn’t pray, but I would just sit and cry my heart out. I knew situations like this could easily drift us away from GOD.I was so numb, spiritually I couldn’t feel anything and I started crying out although I couldn’t say anything. I once heard Ms. Gladis Staines(Wife of the Missionary Graham Staines who was burnt alive along with his 2 sons) say this in an interview. When the reporter asked her, “Did you ever get angry with GOD”, she replies,”Why will I? HE is the only one I can run to”.
The Holy Spirit started ministering to me and started comforting me through HIS Word, through visions and dreams. When I look back that was the time HE brought me closer to HIM. Though the entire period was like walking through fire GOD never left me once. HE was there to comfort, to encourage and always lift us up when we felt down.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you.
When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned,
Nor shall the flame scorch you. Is:43:2
In just couple of months I got pregnant again. HE kept HIS Word and blessed us with a beautiful baby Girl just as HE promised.
When I look back, I am amazed at GOD’s goodness. He truly brought out beauty from ashes. What seemed impossible for man was possible only through HIM
I dint understand GOD’s ways nor HIS plans at that time.All I knows that HE is with us through whatever troubles we might be facing.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[i] have been called according to his purpose. Rom:8:28
Today you might be facing your own trouble, it could be anything- loss, lack, pain or sickness. I would like to encourage you that GOD is with you and you are never alone. HE is with you in the storm as HE was with the disciples. HE is with you in the fire as HE was with Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. HE is with you in prison as HE was with Joseph. He is with you in wilderness as HE was with David. HE is with you in the dessert as HE was with Moses. HE is with you when you face challenges as HE was with Joshua.HE with you no matter where you are and what you are going through.HE is with you in hunger, pain, persecution, draught and sickness. HE cares for you . HE knows the pain you go through. Don’t think for one moment that you are alone. HE counts all your tears. Thats how you know that HE cares.
You keep track of all my sorrows.You have collected all my tears in your bottle.You have recorded each one in your book.PS:56:8
Just cast all your cares upon HIM.
Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. Ps:55:22
HE will never leave you nor forsake you.
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Deu:31:6
HE knows you inside out and has written down everything about you before HE even formed the earth.
Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out;
you formed me in my mother’s womb.
I thank you, High God—you’re breathtaking!
Body and soul, I am marvelously made!
I worship in adoration—what a creation!
You know me inside and out,
you know every bone in my body;
You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit,
how I was sculpted from nothing into something.
Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth;
all the stages of my life were spread out before you,
The days of my life all prepared
before I’d even lived one day.Ps:13-16 MSG
Have a hope filled Day!!!