Truth within the Storm

Sitting on my knees, tears streaming down my face. My phone still opened to the message that has triggered so much pain today. My family is in crisis. I take a deep breath and I let the tears come. “Jesus, help us”, the only words I can utter
from my trembling lips.

In life, we will all encounter storms. Trials will come, disappointments will arise and seemingly impossible situations will stare us straight blank in the face. When our
world is turned upside down, where do we go? Who do we turn to? When years pass and still there is no reprieve how do we continue to remain standing?

The answer: Truth.

The reality we all face can be difficult but with the Father, though pain will come, we get to live knowing that there is a greater reality. There is Truth which stands above every circumstance, every bad report, every heart break and every

The Truth is not a thing, it is a person. A person named Jesus. When He died, He bore with Him every hurt we could possibly endure. With Him, every sickness was nailed to the cross. Anxiety, fear, lack, despair, all of it. Nailed to that wooden cross. His blood running over it as He cried out, “It is finished!”

That day at Calvary, our reality changed. On that day, Truth was revealed. Truth we can hold on to. Truth we can count on. Truth that sets us free, that cries when we cry and gathers every tear we shed. Today, sitting alone in the dirt, I had to choose which reality I would hold on to. Do I focus on the reality of an illness tearing my family apart or on the greater reality that is Jesus Christ. My Beloved. My Saviour.

Today as I sat, my prayer became “Jesus, I know You!” Over and over again. “Jesus, I know You! Though the waves crash all around me, I know You! I know who You are! You are Healer, You are Provider, You are Comforter, You are God Almighty! Though I can’t see a way out, I know the One who is the way out! You! You are God who parted the seas, You are God who raised the dead and made the blind see. You filled the baron wombs and you cleansed the leper. You are God who does the impossible. God who is above all else. You personify kindness. You are Love. Pure, beautiful, all
knowing, all powerful Love and because of this, I am triumphant.

Because of this, I stand. Steadfast.

To those of you reading this, I encourage you, when trials come, don’t give up. Hold on to the reality that we receive through Him. Choose this day what you believe. Who you believe. Declare truth and run to Him with hearts abandoned. Give Him your pain. Cry with Him and remember that above all else, you are not alone. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. He is triumphant! And He is so incredibly good.

`Then He broke through and transformed all my wailing into a whirling dance of ecstatic praise! He has torn the veil and lifted me from the sad heaviness of mourning. He wrapped me in the glory garments of gladness. How could I be silent when it’s time to praise You? Now my heart sings out loud, bursting with joy – a bliss inside that keeps me singing, “I can never thank you enough!”` Psalm 30:11-12 (Passion Translation)