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Genesis 1:3: ISV God said, “Let there be light!” So there was light.
2 Corinthians 4:6 AMP For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to give us the Light of the knowledge of the glory and majesty of God [clearly revealed] in the face of Christ.
Speaking as one who lives in a land known for thunderstorms, tornadoes, and terrible winds, weather is easier in the daytime. Easier in not just being able to see that something coming on the horizon. Easier in being able to see to gather up essentials in preparation for moving to a safe room when the tornado sirens start. (And according to some good friends, safe room essentials aren’t limited to flashlights, candles, pillows, and a weather radio but also include chips, soft drinks, candy, and homemade desserts. I see solid logic in their list.)
Light makes all the difference in storms, be they ones raging outside my house or inside my heart. Because light brings truth into the picture. For when truth comes, so does freedom (see John 8:32). And freedom makes wherever I am into a safe place. But a safe place doesn’t mean I’m not in the middle of a storm.
A safe place means I can trust God as Good there in the storm.
A safe place means I can find hope in the eye of the storm.
A safe place means I am seen by God there in the storm, no matter how long it lasts or how hard it beats on my house or heart.
For I know Jesus will speak peace to the storm when it’s time for the storm to end or for me to walk on the water towards Him. He’s done it before; He can and will do it again.
And now, here in a storm which is literally blowing shutters, rugs, and birdfeeders past my office window, I know my soul is always kept safe once for all by my Good God via the death, burial, and resurrection of my Jesus (see Romans 6:10). That truth brings light for all the days and nights left until I see my Jesus, the Lamb of glory, for an eternity free of storms and full of light.
Revelation 21:23 ESV And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb.
If you are living in a storm and don’t know how to find light to see your way through it, please contact me on the Contact Me page here on the blog. I’d be honored to share some more about how my Jesus wants to be your Jesus too. He sees you where you are, as you are, no matter where you’ve been or what storm has devastated your life. Nothing is stronger than He is. No one could ever love you more than He already does.
Written by and copyrighted to Beth Madison, Ph.D., 2023.
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