Over the past couple of days, East Texas has experienced some pretty strong storms pass through the area. I am the first to admit that I do not like severe weather. However, each time the clouds start to gather, I find myself standing outside looking toward the heavens trying to catch a glimpse of what lies beyond the clouds.
There are times when we are challenged with storms of life. We are going along with our day to day activities with a picture perfect forecast of bright, sunny days bringing us happiness and contentment. Then storms clouds or situations that cause us great difficulty begin to gather on the horizon. Suddenly, a torrential downpour has caught us by surprise! It's during these times we need to be reminded that HOPE is the perfect life preserver in the midst of any storm. It keeps our head above water, enabling us to fight off feelings of discouragement and despair. It reminds us that help is on the way even if we can't see it yet.
God came through time and time again for people in the Bible. Think of all the times He's come through for us. We know He is always faithful, and that the hope we have in Him is steadfast and immovable. He is our greatest source of hope.
"But we are hoping for something we do not have yet, and we are waiting for it patiently." Rom.8:25