"Please fasten your seatbelt as we are experiencing some turbulence."
This seemingly random thought popped into my head today. On second thought, I began to think it wasn't random at all, but a message I needed to hear.
I've definitely been experiencing some turbulence. Day two of school wasn't much easier than day one...hard to get everyone out of holiday relaxation mode and back to work. Speaking of work--my paid job feels a little stressful and overwhelming with deadlines looming.
Yep, turbulence. I should definitely be fastening my seatbelt and trusting the Pilot to get me through this time...
Seatbelt. Belt. Several hours later this thought kept floating to the surface. (I'm a little slow some days!) I paused and actually gave some thought to how on earth I was to "fasten my seatbelt."
"Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth..." Ah! Truth. Stand my ground--not sink into weariness and lose ground--through truth.
"God will supply all your needs..." ALL. Body, soul, and spirit.
"When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown... For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour..."
Truth. Just these few thoughts were making me feel more secure. Shalom--that peace in the midst of the storm--began to settle over me.
If you're going through any turbulence of your own, grab hold of some truth and trust the Pilot. He will be with you, you will not drown, He is your Saviour...
Ephesians 6:14; Philippians 4:19; Isaiah 43:2-3;