God is our Refuge

My heart was breaking. I really thought it was shattered beyond repair. I cried out to God, please help me. I don’t know how to move forward. The story of Peter walking on water came to mind, now looking back, I know that was God reminding me of His love and showing me how to get through this storm. When Peter’s eyes stayed focused on Jesus, he was able to do something beyond his comprehension.

It was the perfect story for me at that time. I honestly didn’t know how I was going to survive, much less move forward. When your world gets shattered, and life no longer makes sense, you feel hopeless, and like you are sinking. I didn’t want to move forward, but I knew I had to for my children. The only way I made it through was to keep my eyes on Jesus and focus on His promises. I claimed the promises of Jeremiah 29:11-13 and Romans 8:28 over and over.

When my eyes were on Jesus, I felt like I was walking above the storms one step at a time, just like Peter. I will be honest, though, there were some, okay a lot of, days the water went over my head, and my hands were the only things left above the water. That is when Jesus reached down and pulled me into the boat like he did Peter. I am so thankful that I have a Savior that will provide the strength that I need to walk above the circumstances I am facing, and when I lose focus, he will be there to rescue me.

I pray that you will feel His love tonight and allow God to be your refuge. Keep your eyes on Him and stay at his feet as he guides you through your journey.

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