Feb 01, 2017
Have you ever flown through a turbulent storm, surrounded by dark clouds and lightning? It can be alarming to realize you’re completely at the mercy of the pilot and elements. But that’s exactly why pilots are trained to use instrumentation. If a pilot flew by instinct or simply what “felt right,” the situation could quickly go from bad to worse.
The same is true with us. Tumultuous circumstances and clouds of doubt or fear can threaten to swallow us whole. But God’s instrumentation of truth comes to our rescue, breaking through the storm and into the bright light of day.
2 Corinthians 5:7 says, “For we walk by faith, and not by sight.” Like the pilot in the storm, we must rely on God’s Word and Spirit to carry us beyond what may feel right and into what is actually true. Do you need His rescue today? Here are some truth-filled reminders from Scripture:
- We don’t see the whole picture, but God does. “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. Isaiah 55:8
- You will land safely. Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6
- Better days are ahead. For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless. Psalm 84:11
When we navigate life in the truth of God’s promises, we see with greater clarity and visibility. It impacts our relationships and the level of gratitude we have for all that God has given us, including our resources. It motivates us to seek out ways we can help others break through the clouds. One practical way you can impact lives is by including a ministry you care about in your Will, such as Bethany Christian Services. Your gift can extend freedom and hope for generations to come, raising people from their circumstances into the truth of Christ.