"But now, this is what the Lord says—
'Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and
when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the Lord your God..." Isaiah 43:1-3
It was just a matter of time before the storms hit. With raincoat in hand, i left home early to beat the rain. Yet truth be known, i could not out run the storm all day. It would find me. My best line of defense was to acknowledge and prepare for the impending storm with the right tools... proper outwear, review of guidelines for tornadoes, and an attentive ear for weather alerts.
The storms inside us are not too different from the ones in our neighborhood. No matter how "good" we are, outside forces at times will sever our comfort zone... broken relationships, job loss, death, sickness. Sometimes our decisions cause hardships and others times, it just happens. No matter the circumstance, our pain of the storm can be eased with the right aid:
*Being clothed in love as God's child
*Reading His Word for guidance, strength and comfort
*Praying, listening and responding to God
Storms, disappointments, failures, hurts... God doesn't say if it happens, but when it happens; and when it happens, He is there.
I want to ride out the storms with God. Because He who can still the wind, can still our heart too. Thank You, Father!
have a peace-filled day!