Monday, March 21, 2011

Seeking Comfort During the Storms of Life

In life, storms happen. We all know that. But it's often in these storms, we run to the comfort of earthly things. Depending on the storm, we may even feel unworthy, that we aren't good enough & don't deserve the love of Jesus. During the storms of life, it's easy to throw yourself into the distraction of "false lovers" - a hidden sin, a consuming career, withdrawal from life, etc. Anytime we put something ahead of our relationship with Jesus, we are betraying Him.

"I remember the devotion of your youth,
how as a bride you loved me
and followed me through the desert."
Jeremiah 2:2

In our relationship with Jesus, i'm sure most of us have had at least one time of betrayal, where we've run away into the arms of "another", or even the enemy. I've been there. I've survived that, only by God's grace. Countless times i have thanked Him for not giving up on me when i took Him for granted. God does not give up on any of us!

And Jesus is so much more amazing than any movie star/leading man - or even our idea of Prince Charming. He is perfect! His love never fails, & best of all, He's not just some historical figure of the past. He is alive today.

"For we have not been telling you fairy tales when we explained to you the power of our Lord Jesus Christ & His coming again. Mine own eyes have seen His splendor & His glory."
II Peter 1:15 (TLB)

So when faced with the storms of life, seek the comfort of our Prince - Jesus Christ. He will always come through with His peace that passes all understanding, that only He can provide.

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