Jennifer Kostick– Jennifer has been married for twenty-three years to her high school sweetheart, Paul. She is the mother of three children, Paul IV (22), Samuel (6), and Grace (6). She also has six babies residing in heaven. It is those six tiny souls who have propelled her into women’s ministry. She is a conference speaker and author of the book Nothing to Hold but Hope (one woman's journey through miscarriage, stillbirth, and infertility). Jennifer blogs at www.Jenniferkostick.com and is passionate about encouraging women through a godly message of mercy and hope.
hen they cry out to the Lord in their trouble, and He brings them out of their distresses.
29 He calms the storm, so that its waves are still. 30 Then they are glad because they are quiet;
so He guides them to their desired haven.
I wish I could say you will have everything you’ve ever desired, I can’t. But there is something I’ve learned over the years from pursuing stillness in Christ: He molds my desires to be more like His own. When I make the choice to seek Him, He transforms what I thought I wanted, and needed, into His will.
He places desires deep within my heart, and when I learn to search every part of Him, then I learn my only desperation is His purpose and plan for my life.
He will calm the storm and make the waves still. It’s possible the situation won’t resolve, but your heart will. It’s perspective, friend.
He will guide you, but you must allow Him to lead. I don’t know when the crashing of waves will stop, I just know that he brings a peace deep inside the storm, so much so that it seems as if the waves are still, even when they aren’t.
Tears still fall during stillness because we live in a world that’s not our home.
But in all this…
There is hope.
There is peace.
There is stillness.
Because there is Jesus.
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