From: Cyd Berger
Date Received: 04/30/2020 05:33 PM CDT
Subject: When Adversity Hits, Look Up - Psalm 27
Where do you go for help when storms come into your life? Trouble has a way of drawing our focus downward immediate situation rather upward to the Lord, who reigns over every event in our life. Therefore, our first response to trials should be to open the Bible and find out what God has said. When we focus on the Lord and His promises, it's like throwing wood on the fire of our spiritual life, which helps us face whatever challenges come our way. However, because we have a tendency to let worry and fear slip back in, we must continue to add fuel to the fire by repeatedly filling our minds with truths fro. God's Word. Although storms have many origins, there is only one answer for all of them. When everything around us comes unglued and falls apart, we must go to our knees, trusting the Lord to give us a sense of assurance and boldness to stand firm in obedience. A yielded life that's settled in God's Word, open to His work within us and made adequate in the Holy Spirit's love and power is immovable in the tempests of life. Just a word of encouragement in troubled times. We all are struggling not only of the effects of Covid-19, but with our own personal storms. Whether it be loneliness, the pressures of being lockdown, lost finances or even where your next meal may come from. Many of us are worried and concerned about loved ones and friends and yet the word God assures us in Isaiah 43: When you pass through the waters, I am with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you. Fear not because the Lord your God is with you. So in your times of distress remember to LOOK UP. God bless you and keep you in His perfect peace. Take time to rest in His loving arms. He is waiting for you!