Monday, December 17, 2012

The Fourth Day of Christmas: The Snowstorm

A blizzard.... what connotations does that word have to you? Does it remind you of the bitingly crisp air or the beauty of the billions of snowflakes riding the wind like a roller coaster?

We can apply a snowstorm to different aspects of our lives. Since there is so much that can be applied, we will only cover part one of "The Snowstorm" today.

A snowstorm is like the trials we go through as Christians. From the perspective of the person lost in the blizzard, the storm is a disaster. It may even seem that all is lost, or that nothing good can come of it. But from the perspective of One Who already knows the outcome of the storm, a beautiful white blanket covering earth, the "storm" is a beauty to watch, and this One will walk through the storm with all who trust Him.

A snowstorm is an example of a trial that we may go through in life. Though we may not know the outcome, or though it may seem a loss to us, we can walk with the One Who knows that this storm will make us more beautiful. We may think that nothing good will come of it, but God knows better. A storm could also represent emotional distress. Check out these verses on God and storms.

Nahum 1:3
The Lord is slow to anger, and great in power, And will not at all acquit the wicked: The Lord hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, And the clouds are the dust of his feet.

Psalm 107:29
He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.

In Mark 4, Jesus calmed a storm with His words!

Isaiah 25:4
For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.

And there are so many more! We can always trust God and run to Him, even in the storm.

So next time you're going through a storm, take time to recognize that God's in it, and He will take care of you! And, hey! When the snowstorm hits, make a snowman :)

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