This post originally appeared at the Author’s Personal Blog
Finding yourself in a sea of crazy that leaves you feeling lost and groping for light switch hoping you do stub your toe on misplaced furniture and step on a forgotten toy. There is not a cup of coffee large enough to clear the fog from your head nor a chocolate bar large enough to calm your soul. From whence does your help come from? My help comes from the Maker of Heaven and Earth.
Speaking vividly through his word, through his creation, through fellowship and through prayer I find the peace I’ve been looking for; but when I wake up in the middle of the night and my heart is palpitating and my mind is a storm I find it hard to see the good in any situation I find it best to first remember where I am and how I got there. I need to retrace my steps to find that light switch in the dark. For He is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. He will teach me his ways and know my inmost thought if I will only set my feet upon that rock.
Remember where you are:
You are in the center of God’s hand, in the middle of his presence in any given situation. He has never left the room even if you’ve chosen to silence him.
Remember how you got there:
A stroll through memory lane from your coming to the Lord till your present day situation puts much of life into perspective. Could it be that God brought you right into this storm for such a time as this? Or could you see a wrong turn that brought you to this place? Can there be a lesson learned for next time or a word taken back to make things right again? Retrace your steps and evaluate the situation.
Remember WHOSE you are:
Are you in constant fellowship with God through bible study, prayer and corporate worship? Have you walked a path a bit far from his guidance? Or have you, like peter, looked at the storm around you for just a moment and need to refix your gaze upon the Lord of Creation? Spend time with the Lord in prayer, read the Word with an open heart, and ask for the wisdom from those who are strong in their faith. Take a moment and lay your heavy burden down at the foot of the cross and do not take it up again.
Switch on the light:
You see after reorienting yourself the light just seems to switch. Suddenly there is a peace that illuminates the darkness, the kind gentle hand of the father pulling you from the sea and a spring to your step when your able to rest in his Wisdom. He knows his plan and its well laid out we just have to trust him with the details.