This feels strange. This is my first devotional post in quite a while. I’ve been working on interviews and getting this brand spanking new website up and running. Thanks for hanging in there with me. I do hope you’ve enjoyed the interviews. I’ve enjoyed doing them. I also hope you’ll pick up the books/music of these folks.
Now, onto my post.
Most of us have been in a storm. The lightning, the thunder and the heavy downpours. A large majority of the population find them terrifying. Especially if you’ve been through a tornado or a hurricane. However destructive they are, there is a certain beauty in a storm. Nowhere is that more evident than when you are in an airplane and you can see a storm cloud lighting up in the distance. Or when you’re on the ground and you’re able to watch a storm from a distance as it rolls by. From a distance they seem to move gracefully across the land, but when you’re inside of one, they can take you on a wild ride.
The same goes for storms in our life. When you are in the middle of one, it seems like everything around you is going to fall apart. You’re helpless and you have no control. But thank God, he does have control. When you come through that storm and look at it from the other side, you can see the beauty that was in it. Like them or not, natural and spiritual storms bring us benefits. Natural storms bring beneficial rain that makes things grow. Spiritual storms make us grow in a different way. Every storm is different and each one brings new growth.
In all honesty, I can say I hate going through spiritual storms. I’d rather have a dentist pull my teeth with his feet. I hate dentists, feet and needles. Without a doubt though, every time the storm passes, I can see that number one, God had his hand on me and number two, I can see how he used it to help me grow.
I’m trying to get to the place where I’m not complaining when the storms come. Sometimes I succeed at it and sometimes I don’t. No matter how I handle it, nothing changes the fact that GOD is on the throne and he will do what’s best for me.