Those dangit things called Storms.

21 Apr

I HATE THEM! How they just show up out of nowhere and scare the beetlejuice out of me! The loud rumbilings, the bright flashings of light in the sky like Jesus is taking a picture of me.. Yep! It all freaks me out! And it seems they always come out of nowhere! Things will be great, weather is beautiful, and then BOOM! You have it! A Freakin Storm!

And let’s not even begin with the frightening sound of the sirens.

It makes me feel like I’m in the Odyssey ancient years ago, and all of a sudden everything just stops in my mind. All I know is that a signal is going off to let me know that the storms are worse, and now there is a little friendly yet deadly tornado out there ready to just wrap me in its arms, but you see this isn’t an exchange of friends, this could be DEADLY!

Ok.. so maybe I freak out a little bit too much.. But they scare me.. But then I know that Storms dont last for long, and that eventually they are over and we wonder why we tripped out about them so much in the beginning. After all, storms are a part of life.

So should we take them in stride? Should we not be a lil freaked out about them? I’m not saying we have to deal with them perfectly. what I AM SAYING is that we have to see storms for what they are. An interruption in life that might shake up our current plan or journey, but it’s only to shake us up, not to get us off track. And why should we be scared? Especially when we know there is a greater power and someone AMAZING working on our behalf up there.

So will I get freaked out by storms? Yes I probably will because they catch me off guard, a lil.. (LOL) But I will remember that it’s just momentarily a way of shaking things up, and Ill look forward to the calm after the storm.

We must stay forward marching, and go through the storms. For when the storms are over, we have something to say about them, something amazing that we have accomplished, and we are better in the end.

The storm may rage but I am unshaken, though the winds blow, they leave me unmoved; for the rock of my foundation stands firm.– Peter Abelard 1079-1142

Isaiah 25:4 – For thou has been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.

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