Have you ever noticed how people behave in storms? Bad weather keeps us inside. We want to stay out of a storm. We're having some much-needed rains here in southern California now, and I notice fewer cars on the road-- and most conversations include something about rain-- and it's negative-- mud slides, flooding, destroyed property, hydro-planing on the highway-- storm talk. Every once in a while I encounter some jolly soul who enjoys and thanks God for rain, someone who doesn't jump at the opportunity to complain. Storms are a great opportunity to complain. I'm from Minnesota and I know about storms. Blizzards, tornados, raging winds and blinding snow in subzero weather-- but oddly enough I don't have a single childhood memory of complaining about the weather. We just faced the storms.
I often joke with native Californians and tell them they don't know what Real Weather is like. We Minnesotans know about Real Weather. So do North and South Dakotans and all Midwesterners and Easterners. How about Alaskans? How do they handle their storms? They face them.
There's simply no other way. Avoiding a storm won't make it go away. Hiding from it won't give us what we long for. We meet with endless storms of life-- maybe you're going through one right now-- The Lord empowers you with the Word of His Spirit: "Be strong and of good courage..." I pray you
don't run from your storm, or hide under the covers, or complain about it-- be strong and of good courage-- Please check out my website for more. http://www.mariechapian.com/