Struggles, sickness and the sorrows in this life, can suck the fight out of even the most resolute. So many around me are facing battles far bigger than seem possible for them to endure. If the fight were their own, that would surely be true; however, they are not in the battle alone. Each has a Defender, Physician, Comforter, and Friend who is able to see them through. Regardless of the outcome, in Him, our hope is secure. Despite what we see, Love is more. “It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” – (I Corinthians 13:7) I want to love like that – always.
If we hope to love as we are loved, we must be invested in Him who is love. When we know Christ, we more clearly reflect His love and light into the world. I don’t have the answers as to why some people suffer with sickness, while others remain the picture of health their whole lives, but I do know that He who created us all, does. God uses every trial for the good of those who love Him, when we place our trust in Him. Again and again I find myself in awe of just how quickly this comes to pass, after weathering one of life’s storms. Though I have my moments of questions and doubts, I know where I can turn, and on Whom I can depend, to be my Safe Harbor through every storm.
as life’s storms come our way;
may we trust our Safe Harbor,
our Strong Tower, Safety’s Stay.
In struggle or in illness,
or in sorrows of this life;
may we know Who is fighting,
and trust You to end all strife.
For You alone are always,
before, now and forever;
steadfast, faithful and loving,
promise to leave us NEVER.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that in You, our hope is secure, regardless of what is going on around us. Thank You that we don’t have to understand the “why” or “how” things happen as they do, we need only know the “Who” that we can always run unto. Thank You that You use our past experiences of pain to come along side another to bring comfort and offer hope. Forgive us for our fears and doubts when we are in the throes of the storm, and help us to hold fast to You, our Anchor and Safe Harbor, regardless of the storm’s intensity. Father, please give comfort to all those who are in the throes of the fight, and may we be people to come beside them to be You hands and heart made tangible, and help them to know that it is You in us that brings comfort and peace. May many come into a lasting relationship with You, as a result of our obedience. Be exalted in all that we say and do. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present.
Strong Tower by Kutless is the song on my heart this morning. Click the colorful title to have a listen. 🙂