Storm Prep

With all the travels we have been on recently, I have seen first hand the damage a storm can cause. Rain, floods, wind, it can be so very destructive as we have seen over the past few weeks. It is easy however, in the middle of all this chaos to miss the beauty of a storm. Yes there is is beauty in the storm.

While passing the many homes and businesses damaged by the storm I couldnt help but notice how green the grass and trees were in the middle of summer. The trees had been pruned of the braches that had grown to heavy through natures natural process. People had come together without racial or religious discrimination for the common good of one another. It was incredible. In my spirit, I couldn’t help but think about the storms we face in our spiritual lives. So many times we complian about the storms we face when, as hard as they are, they have a purpose in our lives. Since I’m not convinced that God creates the storms, being that I often seem to create them myself, I do believe that He allows them to come for a season. The bible says, “it rains on the just and the unjust.” Just know storms will come. What if though, instead of cursing the storm we prepared and embraced it.

Just like we have seen in Florida over the past week. People preparing for the storm. Even those unsure of how bad it might get have boarded up homes and built levees just knowing it could possibly hit them. Often times how we view the storms we face depends on the preperation we put in to being ready. Proverbs 22:3 says, “The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it.” We have to prepare and even when we do find ourselves in a storm of life we can cling to John 16:33: “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

You can make it through the storm and you will come through stronger, wiser, and more beautiful than ever before. I hope you will make this your prayer today. God help me to praise you in all life’s storms. Knowing that it is only there to help accomplish Your will in my life. Help me learn quick and trust You like never before. Thank you for Your hand in my life. Amen!

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