CALM BEFORE THE STORM

“No matter what happens in life He is still good.”

I’ve been wanting to write a post since my last entry, but haven’t got the idea what exactly to write about. Then, today I saw a photo that I took yesterday and thought it looked like one of those images with the caption of “calm before the storm”. A few minutes later as I was scrolling through my Spotify playlist and without looking at the song titles my thumb randomly rested on a song and I heard the starting sentence of Head Above Water singing, “I’ve gotta keep the calm before the storm” and thought “Oh, I was just thinking about that!” What a coingading (my way of saying coincidence)! So I thought I would write about this, the calm before the storm and who knows maybe this post is for my future self (or for whoever that may be reading this), because I’m a believer of God speaking to us in advance. Sometimes He will speak to us now about a present situation, sometimes He will speak to us now about a future season, sometimes He will speak to us now about a past experience, past, present or future, He is always speaking to us, if you trust Him sincerely.     

calm before the storm

Despite late last year’s news about my collapsed right hip and needing a hip replacement in the future and despite a handful of significant changes in my vision lately I thank God that I can safely say that I am in the calm season of life now. True, it was a little stormy when I heard about my collapsed hip and a few months ago when thinking about the possibility of me becoming blind, which was the hardest thing to ponder on, what is keeping me calm now is the assurance from God. This assurance is simple, no matter what happens in life He is still good. No matter what happens in life He is still here and still present. No matter what happens in life He knew it all along and He has a plan for it. No matter what happens in life I know I can talk to Him about it and no matter what happens in life I know that it is only temporary, compared to eternity.

I can’t remember what he said word by word, but this is what he was asking those who are not in a storm to do, build spiritual strength and build our faith in God’s word, because when the next storm comes along we will then be ready for it. I thought it was a good point and a great idea/reminder from the Senior Pastor. I am thankful that I am in the calm right now and now that I am in the calm I’m not taking it for granted. Instead, building spiritual strength (by reading the bible/God’s word and having a personal relationship with Jesus), holding on to His promises (which can be found all over the bible) and waiting confidently for what is to come next.

I’ve gotta keep the calm before the storm.” -Avril Lavigne

 

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