Monday, June 30

The King's Rowing Academy

Listening to the storm outside last night and laid there thinking on the commotion of day-to-day living. As I prayed through the names of individual men and women, I saw a large canvass of many whom I know, tossed around in a sea of personal turmoil; self-inflicted or victims of circumstances – their storm is real and land is nowhere in sight.

God birthed a great devotion.

This beautiful verse is a lifesaver, “Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” 2 Peter 1:4

Nothing can do for us what God’s promises can.
They lead us through the darkest night,
carry us through the longest day,
and sustain us through the deepest valley.

God’s precious promises must become our most valued possession, not the condo, car, contents, or career.

Peter learned firsthand that clinging to what God had said is the best way forward through dark times.

The hardest moment of hanging on is the void between believing His promise and receiving the fulfillment of that promise, when we wonder, “Where’s this going? Where will I end up? How will my future look? How do things keep getting worse?”

God promises to anchor our souls. We might not know how things will play out and not knowing can be crushing. However, we must walk by faith.

During the dark, hard times of waiting hold tight onto God’s precious promises. Review them all the time and remind yourself that your faith is in God, not the status of your circumstances.

✔ God has never failed to do what He has said
✔ God cannot lie
✔ God will not forget
✔ He will deliver on time – every time!

The storm of uncertainty WILL pass, yet it IS a storm. 

Prayer and God’s promises are the wind in our sails, a compass for the journey, an anchor for the soul, and a lighthouse ahead. You are rowing on a team - keep rowing!

Encouraging you through the storms of life.

From the Heart of Deborah Choma

The Opendoors Institute
Corporate Trainer | Conference Speaker

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