Saturday, June 6, 2015

Food for the Soul

Be still, my soul; the waves and winds still know
His voice who ruled them while He dwelt below.
"Be Still My Soul"
Hymn lyrics by Catharina von Schlegal, translated by Jane Borthwick
Lutheran Hymnal

Like naughty little children, the forces of nature misbehave, thinking they are getting away with something. But at the same time, they know their parents can put a stop to their behavior at any time. 

I am reminded of when Jesus was asleep in the boat while a raging storm terrified his disciples. After they woke Him and asked for help He, the Creator of all weather, rebuked the wind and the raging of the water. They ceased and there was calm. (see Luke 8:22-25)

Our hardships can shove us around and make life very hard, but we must remember they can only go on as long as our wise and loving Heavenly Father allows them. These storms are in actuality His divine tools to carry out what He deems must be done for His purposes and our ultimate good. It all comes down to trusting Him through everything.

The key to understanding our circumstances is to
focus on Christ rather than our circumstances.
Henry and Richard Blackaby

1 comment:

  1. Reminds me of a quote I saw the other day, "sometimes God doesn't change our circumstances, He changes us." Inspiring post Barbara.