Isn’t it a great feeling when things are going well, the plans you made are unfolding just as you laid them out, no glitches, no one asking you to do something when you are walking out the door, everything is blissful and on time.
What about when things are not going the way you planned? You are in the middle of the storm; the waves are crashing around you. Your mother is in the hospital and you are not sure she is going to make it, your child is sick again and not sure what is causing it, you lost your job and not sure when you will be able to secure a new one and will it pay the bills?
Believe it or not we were made to go through the middle. Most times I want to skip the middle and get to the end where we are all happy and things are going smoothly but that is not how life plays out. God made us for hard things, even if it is not where we want to be.
The Sovereign Lord is my strength;
he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,
he enables me to tread on the heights. Habakkuk 3:19
Then the Lord will create over all of Mount Zion and over those who assemble there a cloud of smoke by day and a glow of flaming fire by night; over everything the glory will be a canopy. It will be a shelter and shade from the heat of the day, and a refuge and hiding place from the storm and rain. Isaiah 4:5-6
He never promised us that we would live free from trials but he does promise to be with us through them. So, walk through the storm with your head held high, looking up, and he will direct you out of the storm. He will walk with you on that narrow path, to the mountaintop where you are at peace in your soul. Thank God even while walking through the middle, no matter where we are he is there too, and that is enough.