“When You Walk Through a Storm . . .”

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Recently I drove through a storm in which it was raining so hard I could barely see the car in front of me. The rain was so heavy my car started sliding. I prayed all the way home asking God to help me. 

The next day the sun came out, and I was shocked at how clean my car was! Before the rain, my car was covered with dirt. Then, while I drove, I noticed something I hadn’t noticed before. Not only was my car shiny and clean, but so was every car I passed! I could not help but thank God for a free car wash not just for me but for everyone else.  

Sometimes life can feel like a dangerous storm that we will not make it through! We may think we will never survive the storms of life. We wonder how any good can come from it and whether the sun will ever shine again in our lives. 

Going through these storms is not fun. We all know that storms can be chaotic and dangerous, uprooting everything in their path. That’s how we may feel while going through the trials of life. But reflecting on the words of the song “You’ll Never Walk Alone” can be an encouragement to all of us! What can we learn from these lyrics? 

Hold your head up high! That’s hard to do when you walk through a storm. But you can because you know you’re not alone. In Isaiah 41:10 Isaiah 41:10Fear you not; for I am with you: be not dismayed; for I am your God: I will strengthen you; yes, I will help you; yes, I will uphold you with the right hand of my righteousness.
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God tells us: “Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” So hold your head up high, know that God is walking with you and don’t be afraid of the dark. Why?

Because at the end of a storm there’s a golden sky. Remember when Noah and his family went through the Flood. What happened after? God sent a rainbow, a symbol of hope. Rainbows appear as perfect arcs when the sun shines onto water droplets, scattering its white light into an array of brilliant colors. Noah’s family endured a horrific storm for 40 days and 40 nights before the sun came out. They had to keep at their life and work on the ark through all that time. We also have to keep walking through the storms of life because the sun will come out with a golden sky.   

Walk on, walk on with hope in your heart, trusting that you’ll never walk alone. Deuteronomy 31:8 Deuteronomy 31:8And the LORD, he it is that does go before you; he will be with you, he will not fail you, neither forsake you: fear not, neither be dismayed.
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tells us: “The Lord is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.” You can walk on through the storm because God is walking with you! When you get weak, stressed, frightened and tired, ask Him for help!

Always stay focused on God. As I was driving in that storm, I had to stay focused on God because an accident could have happened so easily. But God did not abandon me and He will not abandon you! He will stay with you, and the sun will shine! In 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 [8] We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; [9] Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
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the apostle Paul writes, “We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.” Because God is with us! Ask God to encourage you, and He will! 

It seems the storms of life are on the rise. But I also see where God has intervened and blessed His people, those who obey and remain faithful to Him. Keep walking through the rain with your head held high—because God is walking with you. With His help you will win the battle over the storms you are going through!