Pick-Me-Up: Facing the Storm

“Through the Storm,” © 2017, Lynn Abbott Studios. Used with Permission.

“Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.  And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing,” ~ James 1:2-4

© 2017 Lynn Abbott

The history of Moses’ interaction with Pharaoh could be summarized as “Try, try… flub again.”

Uh, huh.

It went like this: Pharaoh agreed to release the Israelites; Moses entreated God on Egypt’s behalf. Then, Pharaoh changed his mind, and refused to keep his word.

Over and over again.

Definitely a discouraging pattern.

Even though we follow God’s call, we experience storms on the way.

Even so, because Moses faithfully persevered and obeyed, God dramatically exhibited His power on behalf of His people. And you and I now read of the ten plagues and the parting of the Red Sea.

True, the journey isn’t always easy. Even though we follow God’s call, we experience storms on the way.

But as He did for Moses, God uses every part of our journey–including the ‘flubs’– to work a miraculous transformation in our lives.

The result? Strengthened and mature faith.

And Abba leads His children to the Promised Land.

Although God’s calling often requires our persevering through rough seas, His grace ultimately guarantees the passage.

And when we look back, you and I will celebrate His miraculous work.