Hi! Here’s your happy ending to Monday 🙂
The Church at Connersville is back helping us end our day by reminding us who can calm our storm. Even before coronovirus struck, people had storms in their lives.
Maybe in your job you just can’t seem to get a good break. In a relationship, in spite of your best efforts to reconcile, you just can’t heal this thing that seems profoundly fractured. Something in your life is falling apart in front of your eyes. It could be debt, chronic pain, depression you can’t find your way out, or a thousand other situations that have you feeling trapped. You are not alone. As we think about all the faces in our churches, we see people who have come through tough situations, and by the grace of God, they aren’t trapped anymore or stuck in yesterday.
The Bible is filled with the stories of people who struggled with unimaginable circumstances and yet overcame them by putting their faith in God and following His plan in their lives. Don’t quit climbing. Don’t give up.
Our story, like that of Jesus, doesn’t end in the desert. We have a hope that is coming!
Take time to really look into the eyes of people—your family or people you do business with—find meaningful words to encourage them. Find a way to be a light.
Your past doesn’t define you. Ruth walked into Bethlehem with a lot of history and baggage. She was a foreigner, a stranger, but we watch her break with her past when she tells Naomi:
“. . . for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God. Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried . . .”
She became a part of a beautiful lineage and was grafted in. In our suffering sometimes we feel like God has forgotten us, but He hasn’t. Sometimes, He is setting the stage for something better.
Share this with a friend who is doing every season of life together. We love you and we’re getting through this❤️
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Til The Storm
Out on the waters storms raging high,
the waters around them were trouble that night,
fear filled their hearts they felt they would die,
they failed to remember that the master was nigh,
he spoke the words and winds all stood still
even the waters obey his will,
he calmed their storm like he will mine,
if I just remember he lives deep inside.
Why should I worry why should I fear,
when the very same Jesus he stays always near,
he lives in my heart and he hears when I cry,
I’ll call on his name till the storm passes by.
We read in the bible when he walked with them,
brought light to the darkness when the way grew dim,
how great it would be to have his footsteps in mine,
and walk with the master all of the time,
and when trials come and death seems so nigh,
I’ll call on the master I know he’ll get there on time,
and when sickness comes and my body’s in pain
all I have to do is call on his name.