Daily Devotional – 7/31/14 “Watch God work!”

Just when you thought your storm was ending, you hear the thunder bellowing in the background. Just when you thought your tears were coming to an end, you get another blow that sends you to your knees. Just when you thought everything was working out and you were on the right track, the door closed in your face. And just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, it does.

Now what? Pray.

What do you do now? Get up.

Where do you go now? Forward.

Yes, I get it. You have clouds of why me hanging over head. You hear the rain drops of depression starting to fall and the ground is covered with the woe is me tears but then what? When you’re done feeling sorry for yourself, when you’ve finished crying and when you’re done with the temper tantrum; you’ll still be in the same place you were before unless you move. Understand this, after you’ve had surgery then comes rehab and during your rehab, the physical therapists and nurses usually make you get up, take a walk down the hall or sit up in a chair because they understand that it’s beneficial to your recovery; so tell me again why you are still lying in your bed of I can’t. Explain to me why you’re still lying face down in “they turned me down again”. Help me make sense of why you’re still sleeping with defeat because I don’t get it.

The storm isn’t to drown you but it’s simply washing you off to prepare you for what God is about to cover you with. Don’t you take a shower before you get dressed? Then what sense would it make for God to put something new over something that’s dirty? That’s why we have to go through the storm and some of us are real filthy so our storm may last a little bit longer. So stop basing the time of your storm on others because although it may seem like I got it all together, I don’t look like what I’ve been or going through because then I’d be a raggedy mess. Yea, your storm may be raging and you can’t see your way but watch God. Your bills may be behind, received a cut-off notice for the cable and the lights and your account may be in the negative and you just got paid but watch God work. The door may have closed and it probably punctured your hope but watch God work this. You may have even received a no when you knew for sure it was yes but watch God work this thang. Baby, you may not understand why and you may not even get God’s timing of things but watch God work this thang out! You might not be where you wish, have what you want or can get what you need but wait on God and watch Him work thangs out on your behalf, when it’s time. Deuteronomy 31:8 says “Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.”

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