Sometimes the storms of life are raging so rough, and the heart easily gets discouraged. However, as the song writer sings:
“No matter what storm clouds may rock this ship of mine, the light of my Savior will lead me safely through the night. Though my ship may be rocky and my sails may be torn I shall rest in the eye of the storm.”
Sometimes the bills are mounting, and the tribulations seem like they won’t go away, but in Matthew 6:31-34 Jesus reminded you:
31Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
32(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
33But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
34Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
Jesus is clearly encouraging you that tomorrow has so much worries of itself, and it is already sufficient, so stop worrying about it, as you have too much on your plate. But instead leave tomorrow in His hands, and seek Him, and His Kingdom first, and everything shall be given unto you. So when the storms of life begin to rage, and you begin to feel discouraged, remember that Jesus is a provider and a deliverer!
Sometimes the cares of life get so overwhelming that you do not know where to start. However if you do not know where you have ended, then you cannot know where to start. You have to have a clear mind in trying to refocus, and taking charge of the situations. Life will always ditches dirt on you, but your attitude plays an important role in the way you react to the dirt. You have to sift through what is most important in those dirt that life ditches you. Once you can gain focus on what’s most important, then you can begin to eliminate the things that you know that you cannot change, find strength and courage to change the ones you can, and ask God to help you to accept the ones you cannot change.
Beyond every dark cloud, there’s a silver lining, and at the end of every tunnel, there’s a light. Just remember that the storm does not continue to rage, but after it has taken it’s course, it will settle to a calm. Rest assured that there’s one person who will be riding out the storm with you, even if you feel like you are alone. If you are burden with distress, there’s a source who will bear that burden with you. You can find peace amidst the tribulations. Jesus said in Matthew 11:28 “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”