What About Storms in Our Lives?
The clouds were so beautiful the other evening. A much needed thunder/rain storm was on its way. We stood outside and even took a short walk around the block. We didn’t care that we might get wet. We were close enough to our house and it was so hot it wouldn’t have mattered if we had gotten soaked. As we walked, I knew. This was a blessing. This was the kindness of God. A storm and rain was so needed because the air was thick with heat and the grass was withering from the dryness. This quarantine feels dry. Empty and lonely.
The water I’ve found in this season? God’s Word. No agenda. No pressure. Just reading God’s Word. That’s it. I’ve not taken notes or written much about the Bible – which has been new for me. Usually I write ALL OF THE THINGS when I read Scripture. During this season I’ve not written much during my Bible reading time these past few months. But the daily discipline of reading the Bible has CHANGED me. This has been God’s kindness. It gives me enough water to quench the thirst during this season of drought. So embrace the Bible. It is enough. Always and forever.
The storms in our lives will always come. Maybe you can see one coming. You know it is on its way. The dark clouds are rolling in slow, with it will come hurt, heartache, and grief. The slow moving storms we can prepare for, brace ourselves for, but they can sting just as bad as the sudden storms. You know the sudden storms. One moment we are walking around the block, the next thing we know the sky empties her tears and we are running for the house. It is unexpected and we glance at the clouds wondering how long it lasts.
No matter how long the storm, we can always have this anchor and hope for our hearts. Develop now a habit for reading the Bible. If you are in the midst of a storm right now – don’t worry – a Bible reading habit might be just the lifeline you need! If you are not, that means a storm might be brewing. Start today with Bible reading so that when you do have the rain, it doesn’t flood your heart. You have the boat to help you float.
I have several Bible Reading Plans. Check them out below:
Free Bible Reading Plans
Bible Reading Challenge – Read Through the New Testament in a summer. This is an intense Bible reading challenge. It takes about 15-20 minutes each day. This one starts on Monday (June 1). I’ll be doing it again this summer and you can read my testimony here. If you are reading this post after June 1, 2020, you will find the current Bible Reading Challenge here.
Read Through the Bible (Not in a Year) – This is a slower method, with only three chapters a day. It takes about 5-10 minutes. You can read through the entire Bible in about two years. I started reading through the Bible using this method years ago and I love it.
Topical Bible Reading – Are you struggling with a certain area in your life? Download these five different plans here. Each day takes about 5 minutes. All of the verses center around one topic. Find them here.
Sarah E. Frazer is a writer and Bible study mentor at sarahefrazer.com. She is the wife of Jason and mother of five who all serve as full-time missionaries in Honduras. Her passion is to encourage women to fall in love with the Bible. Sarah is the author of several Bible study resources for women. She shares tools for deep-rooted Bible study at sarahefrazer.com. Follow her on Instagram (http://www.instagram.com/sarah_e_frazer) and join her free prayer challenge at sarahefrazer.com/prayer