“Are you ready for the storms in your life?”
Now that we’ve had a week to move on from last week’s devastating storm “Sandy” we may be tempted to forget all about storms. Especially since this one didn’t really hit us here in Eastern Passage. Emergency preparedness doesn’t feel like an emergency anymore. We might want to put it off till another time when we feel like we have a few extra dollars to plunk down for batteries and food, and a few extra minutes to stockpile some water and firewood.
I’m not really a prophet of gloom and doom. I’m usually pretty optimistic, and like to think of the glass as half full rather than half empty. I can tell you this though – storms are an inevitable part of life. And when storms hit your world, whether they come in the form of illness, accident, relationship trouble, financial hardship, job loss or something else, you’ll fare best if you are well prepared.
What’s the best way to be prepared? Putting your faith and trust in a God who is always there, who loves you as much as if you were the only person alive, who cares for you in your grief and pain and who walks with you through every difficult – as well as every joy-filled – day. Let me encourage you to trust God, and talk to Him about the storms you are going through right now in your own life. Try it. You’ll find it will make all the difference.
3 “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.” 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (New International Version)
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