Monday, February 17, 2014

When the Situation is Bleak and Scary, Where Do You Put your Confidence?

My house spring 2013

After math of February 11th ice storm

In my little part of the world last week, we experienced a record breaking ice storm. I’ve never seen anything like it. Many people are still without power for the fifth or sixth day.

Many of you have even worse weather-related experiences. There’s been enough awful bizarre weather this winter to try and inconvenience most of us. For some people the weather has caused real devastation in their lives. Our hearts go out to them.

The one thing over which we have little or no control is the weather.

The weather doesn’t care about our family background or social standing, our net worth, how educated we are, or any of our other statistics. It levels the playing field so to speak. We all are subject to it.
When the situation is bleak and scary, where do we place our confidence?

I know I have little confidence in myself.  

We are forced to realize that we are at God’s mercy, that God and He alone is in control. God has the ultimate control over us. 

My confidence is in Him.

Am I interested in the sovereignty of God because He is the Great I Am?
Or, am I only interested in Him because of the blessings He provides? For the comforts He gives me and mine?

If I believe that God is engineering my circumstances, then I must also believe that everything is in His hands.

I want to be faithful to Him by trusting Him through the storms.

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28

We have to keep the faith, exercise it to build it up, remind ourselves to be loyal to God.

Then, we can say that all is well with our soul because of our faith in Him, regardless of the weather or any other circumstances.

For whoever is born of God overcomes the world: and this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith. 1 John 5:4 

my little crocus

I am honored that you have spent some of your time with me today on Write Moments with God. I am grateful for you.  Please feel free to leave your comments below. 

And I’d like to ask you to say a prayer for those people everywhere who are hurting as a result of the weather. Even if we don’t know them personally, we can bring them to God who is on the throne of our hearts and the Holy Spirit of God in us will pray for them. Lord have mercy. Our confidence is in You.


  1. What a wonderful message! Through it you reach so many people who are suffering through the storms this winter and the storms in their lives.

    1. Thanks Pam. I want to write about the storms, but I didn't have much to say. We have to put our trust in He who controls the storms.

  2. Great devotion and reflection about God's Mercy and Grace!!!

    1. Thank you for taking time to visit and comment. His mercy and grace are incomparable.

  3. Thanks for this message today Rose!

  4. Needed to hear this message today...I know several people going through "storms" right now and need prayer...