“So that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes.” (Ephesians 4:14).
I was waiting at a traffic light on a four-lane highway on the way home from work recently and saw a butterfly trying to cross the highway just above the vehicles. As it flew, the wind of the moving traffic, even slow moving ones, caused so much turbulence that it altered the course of the butterfly drastically. So much so that it could not continue on its desired path; even being turned around so as to fly in the opposite direction. It made me think of the above verse and how we can be tossed by the winds and seas of this world. That poor butterfly was at the mercy of the turbulence on the path it was trying to fly. So what’s the solution and how does it apply to us?
I thought, if that butterfly was just ten feet higher, it would not be affected by the wind. Higher… When there is a flood, where are you supposed to go? To higher ground. When there is bad weather near the ground, where does an airplane go? Above the clouds, higher, where the sky is clear and the sun is shining. Are you getting the understanding? Where did Moses go to meet God? On the mountain. So where should we look and go when we are in the turbulence of life? “He who dwells in the secret place of the MOST HIGH…” (Psalms 91:1).
If you’re in a place of turbulence now and life on earth is tossing you all over, turn your eyes upon Jesus; look up, begin praising Him, and rise above the storm. Now, I will say that you probably won’t get up above the storm right away but God is your refuge, and He will be with you, (Psalm 23:4). You may even be on the wrong path and He might have you to turn around. Hold on to His steady hand and let Him lead you up and out of the mess. He will do it. Let’s go! Please share with us a time when you did this and got up above the storm. Be blessed!