I will begin by apologizing for the late blog. I made plans to place the entry on Sunday but as you can see that did not happen. Out of nowhere I got extremely busy and let’s just say the entry got pushed to the back. You know that thing called LIFE, it will get you every time. It’s like the scripture says in Proverbs 16:9 (NLT), “We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.” Or “many are the plans in a person's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails.” Proverbs 19:21 (NLT) or in the secular of Woody Allen, “If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.” Well, that sums up my attempts to plan.
After I had time to reflect over this week and saw some of my friends and family going through their personal storms. Many had made plans that got changed and turned upside down. I realized I could give a hug, share a word of encouragement and sit with them but I couldn’t go into the storm with or for them. These storms for many came out of the blue. They did nothing to deserve this pain, hurt and fear. I say to them to pray and be still and wait on God. But I understand it’s hard to grasp that when the very thing you need to hold on to is something that is invisible. But that my friend is the only thing that will help you get through. I’ve heard preachers say we all fall in one of three groups: you are either going into a storm, in the eye of the storm or coming out of a storm. This shows us that in this life there will be storms. This is guaranteed.
I’ve been there when you go from a beautiful sunny day to being surrounded by threatening storm clouds. If you are honest you know you have as well. I don’t know what you did to get to your rainbow. I can only tell you what I did to get to mine. I had to remember that there is only one person that said they would never leave me or forsake me and that was – Jesus! He was true to His word and through tears and great pain I got stronger and my days got better.
If you are in the midst of a storm or you know someone that is in the eye of a storm. Remember that storms don’t last always. Consider putting your hand in the hand of the man that calmed the waters. Put and keep your hand in the hand of the man that calmed the sea.
Until next time, remember “Be the Flavor that Savors.”