Here in PA, winters can be brutal. In 1995-1996, we never saw our lawn from the week before Halloween until mid-April. It seemed as if winter was never going to end. But the week after Easter, the snow receded and we saw the tips of the grass poking through the snow bringing hope and anticipation that a new season was on its way.
Just as there are winter storms, there are life storms that come to us all. Some seem as brutal as our winters. Some seem as if they will never end and life will never look normal again. If we didn't have the Lord; if we didn't know that our lives are in His Hands; if we didn't understand that He is all-powerful, merciful, and perfectly good in all of His ways, how would we make it?
Knowing Him changes everything. Even in the harshest of storms, we can experience peace and solid footing.
When Peter walked on the water he stayed on the solid ground of the Word of Jesus when He said "Come". All around the storm was raging, he was WALKING ON WATER, for heaven's sake, but Peter had peace as long as his eyes were fixed on the Lord.
Is. 26:3 assures us that we can walk in perfect peace if our eyes are fixed on the Lord, no matter the storm, no matter the danger, no matter the intensity, and even if it appears that life as we know it is over. He is the author and finisher of our faith story and nestled between every page is hope. I love that our hope in God is not a pipe dream or even an “I hope so!” When He tells us to hope in Him, we can know that He will do exactly what He said.
Today, I am thankful for the hope we have in God.