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  • Writer's pictureHeather Roberts

In the Middle of the Storm

 In the middle of the storm

          A black swirling storm threatened to overtake me. It seemed to follow me. No matter where I ran, it was already there. The dark, looming mass began picking up debris. Terror flooded me. “What now?”

            “Heather, you can’t run from it.” Suddenly He brought me into the storm. Into the center, the eye of the storm. Perfect peace. I could see the chaos all around me as I did a full 360-degree turn. Yet, I felt at perfect peace in the middle with Him.

          He explained, “The storm is your life right now. The debris is the things threatening to take you over. You don’t need to concentrate on everything all at once, that would be interacting with the storm. Stay in the middle of the storm with me and walk in time with Me as we go through life. Don’t spin around and look at everything and try to control it all. It won’t work. Just concentrate on doing the next right thing. Let me prioritize and organize your life.”

          “Agreed, I’m a mess.”

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          I wish I could say I’m all fixed now, but the truth is I’m trying to get out of the spin and be in the middle with Him. Sometimes I get it right. Often I don’t. But, I think the first step is admitting you’re a mess and that you need a different plan. Otherwise, you just become part of the debris swirling around your life.

Prayer for you and me: Lord Jesus, we are a mess. Help us concentrate on You and not the fact we are in the middle of a storm. Bring us back to our abiding spot in You, where nothing can separate us from Your love. Remind us, You live within us and we within You. What a great mystery, there is no safer place to be. Thank You Jesus’ that You are our refuge, now and forever. Amen.

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38-39)

“I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.” (Galatians 2:20)

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