Dark clouds gathered and thunder roared. The night sky was dark with only the brief flashes of lightning to show the way. She wandered in the pouring rain hoping not to stumble. Her prayers were many but her direction unsure. She used the lightning flashes to see her surroundings and get perspective of where she was and which way to go. Then out of nowhere there was the light of a small flash light that she followed hoping to find safety and security. Hope rose in her heart and she followed the small light. Then there was a sound of footfalls and a larger light shining showing her to the way of safety and security. She found shelter from the storm with the help of others lighting the way.
Proverbs 3:5-6 (NASB)
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
And do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will make your paths straight.
I memorized this scripture 25 years ago but I am still in the process of learning it’s meaning in my life. It is easy to trust God when things are going really well, but difficult when your life feels like it is falling apart around you. The storm of stress can saturate your life and without hope it is hard to know which direction to go. Those moments in life when God breaks through with his word to light your way are great. But more important are the moments when those around you shine their light and show you the way to safety. Walking with other’s who believe that God is the answer to all questions helps your faith grow and dispels the darkness from life.
I would like to thank the people in my life including my husband and family for helping shine the light of God’s love so that I could see my way to a stronger faith not letting the stress of life tear me apart.
Enjoy your Mother’s day and have a great week. I will be back next week with more.