The Storm


“Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary….”- Psalm 77:13


As I’m walking this Christian journey, I have fought through many storms. Some were easy to navigate thru and some so unbearable, that I thought I would not survive it. To be honest, I’m always afraid that my faith will not be sufficient to keep afloat. Even though I know the joy of walking beside Christ, still, I can’t shake the feeling that I won’t survive the storms that inevitably roll in. Sometimes I look around and realize that the winds are against me, and I doubt that I am strong enough to fight through the storm facing me – the second I doubt I will sink. This past month I have experienced a big storm. I felt like there’s was no way out. I felt like giving up. But as I was fighting the winds I realized that I was abandoning hope and I was starting  to believe satans lies. He has been saying to me that I am not strong enough. I could never do the impossible. I am alone in this struggle. Christ has given up on you. He can’t save you. With every whisper, I believed. I asked myself do I really believe this? That’s when I went to my Bible and understood that the more I pursue Christ, the devil will pursue me. He will attack me in any area that he think that he can destroy me. This past week I have been so down, I had to lock myself in my Sanctuary to just pray and hear the Father speak. It was not clear at first, but I finally heard what the Father was saying to me. He is saying that I must keep silent and move when He says move, because the enemy is not happy with my position;  he’s trying to destroy everything and take me off course.

Its real clear that I have to give Christ full reign over my heart. I can not leave the door open for the devil, not even a crack. We all must remain attentive, ready to detect the devil’s subtle invasions. We have to make sure he does not slip into our hearts unnoticed as we are passing thru the storm.


God I come before You today asking for strength and to carry me through the storm that I am facing. I am asking that You remove any thoughts or anyone that is not of You. God I am asking You to make me strong where I am weak. I really need You right now. I have not been myself lately. I know it’s satan trying to distract me, but I know I must remain focus. God I need You. I need a right now healing, a right now transformation in Jesus name I pray Amen.


The Storm is Over Now – Kirk Franklin  


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Contributed by: Norell Porter

Norell raised in Ft. Lauderdale, is now a resident of Georgia. She is a dedicated wife, the dutiful mother of four children, and a successful entrepreneur of Family First Coding Specialist. She is a covenant partner of The Sanctuary and is our Minister of Giving. She is ambitious outgoing, and she takes great pleasure in giving and helping others succeed in life. If this devotional has fed your soul, please share with your friends and family. Click the social share button or leave a comment in the box below for Norell.

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