Do not be a terror to me; you are my refuge in the day of disaster. Jeremiah 17:17 NIV
The life of a believer is not always rosy. I’m quite sorry if you are new to the faith and that surprises or disappoints you. Sometimes the outside world assumes that because we claim to know God personally that we have somehow risen above the stresses of life. That is far from the truth.
No, the Christian life is filled with strife. At times life is glorious, and at those times we can easily see the hand of our God at work in our lives. Other times, however, life gets to be a bitter battle just to stay afloat. We drift along, sometimes barely holding on to the hand of our Creator.
But we do hold on…and, praise His name, even more than that, He holds on to us. He has never let one of His children go; not one of them has ever been forsaken. We hold on to the promises that His love never fails; that He will never let us be put to shame; that His strength is perfect when our strength is gone.
We trust; we lean; we grab tight as we walk through the valleys, longing and hoping for the day of victory; for another trip to the mountain top; in which we have full confidence will one day come. We can stand tall through the painful toils, because our Redeemer lives and He is our refuge through every storm of life.
Have you been barely holding on lately? Remember, He has a firm grip on you…and His grip is much tighter than yours will ever be! If I can pray for you, please let me know.