On our return from a recent vacation, we drove through two heavy rain storms. Cars and semi- trucks inched along. Visibility was approximately three yards. Then, all we could see were the outlines of vehicles in front of us. Most vehicles turned on their hazard lights in order to be seen.
This rain storm was possibly the second worst one we had ever been in. One time in Kansas, we had to stop under an overpass on I-70 and wait for the rain to diminish. That time, visibility was zero. We couldn’t see beyond our windshield wipers.
These storms caused me to think of the storms of life we have faced and come through.
Family illness Friends moving away
Unemployment Loss of family through death
Loss of a child Personal Illness
As each storm comes to us, God stands with us. We are to trust Him, seek His guidance, and ask for His presence to endure.
After the issue leaves us, we should give Him praise. When we look back on our lives, we can see growth- mental, emotional, and spiritual.
When we or those close to us go through these storms, we cannot ask God to take them away. Because God may have a lesson for us to learn through those times.
As I think about this subject. I realize how precious God is to me as I reflect on all the ‘storms’ He has brought me through and how I sometimes made them worse by not stepping back and allowing Him to do His work. Yes, I had to learn this lesson, sometimes it was a hard one for me. However, God was patient with me and always forgave me for wanting to do things my way.