Please welcome, Grace Fox, career missionary, popular Bible teacher, and author of 12 books. She’s a member of the “First 5” writing team (P31Ministries), and co-host of the podcast “Your Daily Bible Verse.” Her guest post today offers great biblical promises for holding onto hope in the storms of life.
The day begins like any other. Shower. Coffee. Dress for work. Run out the door. Or not. Your work and life may revolve around a home base. Wherever you are, whether you face a crowd of employees, shoppers, or students, a blank computer screen, or children begging for attention, the need whispers like a persistent friend. The day progresses. You look around, distractions pulling you away from obligations. At home or at work, it doesn’t really matter. You feel alone. It could be lack of sleep. Too much stress. Not enough energy. Trying to solve things by yourself again. Or just …
Some things you never forget. The phone call in the middle of the night. The sound of heavy steps in the hallway and a door closing. The noise of a car door opening and shutting, and the hum of our Chevrolet sedan whispering the truth through my open window as our car backed out of the driveway into the street. Then silence. But sleep wouldn’t come again for a while. My eyes might try to close, but imagination would pry them open with invisible toothpicks: Who is it this time, Lord? A baby? A mother, father, teenager, child?
Need a little more peace and rest? Have you ever struggled with a case of the gottas? You know, I gotta do this; I gotta do that! Other voices whisper (or shout) trying to steal your peace: “You have to!” “There’s so much to be done!” “I’ll never catch up!”
Knowing how God feels about you and if He really cares can make a huge difference in your life. Just in case you’re wondering, here are some things He says about you: And that’s only the beginning.