When The Storm Is Consuming You

When The Storm Is Consuming You

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I’m struggling lately. All twisted up and unsure of what to do next. Unsure of what direction to go. Unsure that I even belong.

Have you ever been there?

I know that all sounds vague, but the reality is the problem doesn’t matter. For me, right now, it involves writing. It involves where to invest my time and resources. For you, it may be something different. Maybe it’s work related. Or not. Maybe it’s where to live or whether to have a baby. Maybe it’s life decisions or maybe it’s little decisions.

No matter the size of the decision, it can twist us up inside until we feel stuck.

God didn’t design us for being stuck. But He didn’t design us for smooth roads and neon signs either. This life thing is work. It’s hard and it’s uncertain. And when we get wrapped up in our struggle we are consumed by that: the struggle. But that’s a problem.

When we’re consumed with the struggle we are not consumed with God.

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I don’t know about you, but I want to be consumed with God. I know, that sounds easy in black and white on a screen, but in real life, well, that’s another story. Right?

It doesn’t have to be.

In those moments where we’re spinning in our own struggle, those times that we feel the tornado raging even if the sky looks clear, we get to choose.

We can choose to look at the storm, or we can choose to look at God.

This doesn’t mean we won’t struggle. It doesn’t mean the storm will magically disappear. It does mean one thing: when we look at God, the storm will no longer consume us.

Every time you find yourself spinning in that vortex, call His name, open His word, get on your knees. Do whatever you need to in that moment to seek Him.

There will be storms. There will be struggles. He tells us that in red letters. But the struggle is not the end. Hold on today friend. God has overcome any storm you are facing. Look to Him and let Him consume your heart and your mind.

 

In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. John 16:33

 

Read more from Becky at www.myinkdance.com.

 

Becky Hastings

Becky believes in embracing grace in the messy real of life. At My Ink Dance, she captures hard, uncomfortable, often unspoken feelings and brings light, honesty and God’s truth to them in a relatable way. Becky is a wife and mother of three in Connecticut writing imperfect and finding faith along the way. Read more from Becky at www.myinkdance.com.

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