Trusting God in the Storm

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Psalm 44 speaks of God‘s faithfulness to his people. This is an encouragement to the writer, as he acknowledges God is the one who helps. 

Psalm 44:6-8 “I do not trust in my bow, my sword does not bring me victory; but you give us victory over our enemies, you put our adversaries to shame. In God we make our boast all day long, and we praise your name forever.” 

The Psalmist then goes on to speak of rejection and feeling forgotten by God! He asks, “Why do you sleep?”

Sometimes, we get into this exact same trap. We’ve clearly experienced God‘s faithfulness in the past, yet when we’re in a new crisis we’re asking ourselves, “Where is God? Doesn’t he see me? Why isn’t he intervening?”

Rest assured. God does see! He does not waver in his faithfulness to us. He is constant. Unchanging. Always loving! So why question God when the storm crashes in? 

We lose hope in our sure foundation. We try fixing things ourselves, putting our trust in our own abilities. To this, God simply says, “Stop. Rest.”

Surely, if we believe the truth of God’s word, then we believe God does work all things for our good if we love Him. 

We take a step back. We re-focus. Remember how God was faithful to do a mighty work in Joseph’s life? We look at others’ lives in the Bible and see God‘s faithfulness, over and over. We again look at our own lives and see a pattern of faithfulness. 

Next time we feel as though the wind and waves of life will overtake us, be still. Acknowledge God sees us- that he remains faithful. We never know His big picture, but we can rest assured he holds us in his mighty hands, and his good plan is a perfect one.

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