“So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.” 1 Corinthians 15:58
That is a wicked, nasty wind out there.
How do I know, you ask?
I know because my mister decided it would be a great idea to go out for a walk in a ‘historic storm’.
So out we went.
And we got blown around, let me tell you. We only went maybe 200 feet. By the time we turned around, our tracks had almost been obliterated by the relentless sea of drifting snow.
There will be times when life is like that. The storm hits you out of nowhere, and your breath is knocked out of you. All sense of direction is distorted. You can’t even see where you’ve been, let alone decide where you should be headed.
Which is why this piece of advice from the Apostle Paul is so interesting.
Be strong and immovable.
But you don’t know what it’s like out there!! You have no idea what I’m going through!
Ever read a list of Paul’s life experiences? It reads like a movie script – shipwrecks. Poisonous vipers. Floggings. Imprisonments.
Sounds like Paul knew what a blizzard feels like…
And he also knew the secret to being strong and immovable when everything around him was falling apart – keep serving. Keep putting one foot in front of the other. Keep your eyes focused on the promises of God, because the prize is worth the trouble.
So let the wind blow!
It may take your breath away. It may even throw you for a loop – until you remember that you don’t need to get blown around.
Stand firm on God’s promises with me??
Father, the winds of life are stressful. They scream louder than Your still small voice at times! Remind us that You are stronger than the storms, and that with Your strength, we can stand immovable through anything this world may blow our way. Amen.