So many times I have run from life’s “storms.” I become fearful of the darkness, what the storm will change, and often I wrestle with a belief deep down they are somehow a judgement I have earned.
I have tried all the ways to control the damage, to manage what could have been, to cover myself so I stay safe. Still, the storms come, and this year they feel different. The wind is blowing a different way, or there are so many it’s hard to see past them??
I am realising to live in the freedom of Christ I must become comfortable with the uncomfortable, to somehow experience light when I can’t see it. Not to wait until the storm has passed, but to live in full freedom in THIS.
From prison, Paul writes this to encourage the Church in Ephesus, “I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confidant hope He has given to those He called - His holy people who are His rich and glorious inheritance.” Ephesians 1:18
These two paintings are my prayers for peace while the storms upon storms are coming and going. I’m praying to become comfortable and even grateful for these storms and what they change. This is my prayer for the church as a whole and my own heart - that each would be flooded with light as we walk this out. Paintings are available HERE