When the world is crashing in, it’s hard to breathe.
And, maybe you aren’t even sure if you want to keep gulping for air.
Sometimes life hits you in the gut. You find yourself in a dark cage where the oxygen is slowly slipping away, and you cannot see an escape route.
Job lost it all. He questioned. He fought. He was human.
It’s okay to struggle. God will meet you in the midst of the abyss.
Sometimes, we learn to breathe more purely when we almost lose our lives.
On the other side, every single breath is a miracle.
Like Job, you can be thankful for three things in the midst of any midnight hour:
- Life is a gift: You get to breathe today. God is not finished with you yet. Greater things are yet to come.
- You are loved: Your Lover died in your place to make sure that you’d never have to face eternal darkness. Love and light are your eternal destiny.
- You are secure: God is your Defender. Like a military sharp shooter, He can see the enemy clearly in the blackest night and eliminate the danger.
Every breath you take is significant to God.
Something to think about…
Read Psalm 91. Make a list of all the ways that God protects you from the storm. Breathe the words of this psalm as a prayer to your God.
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