It's true, this past week we did have 5 tornadoes. Praise God, there were no fatalities like there were further south. The county I live in was in a tornado "warning" (meaning tordadoes were spotted), but luckily they did not venture into the city I live in. I saw the devastating damage the next day on tv. Houses torn apart, trees uprooted and covering cars, and messes I wouldn't know how to begin to clean up.
Truth be told, I LOVE storms. I am in awe of the power of God as I watch for lightning, listen to thunder, and smell the rain that is pouring down. I like watching the changing colors of the sky and hearing the birds chirping with relief afterwards.
SOMETIMES, my life feels like one big tornado warning.
Warning: Infertility to continue for 4+ years.
Warning: Hormones to affect emotions and cause flooding and thunder.
Warning: Damage to be done with possibility to weaken faith.
Warning: Storms to affect households and places of employment.
These warnings can go on and on and on. We HAVE to see the beauty in it.
We have to take a moment to smell the rain...
watch the beauty in the unfolding sky...
We CAN feel relief from the storms. We must look to the Sky. We have to climb and climb and climb, exhausted from ducking for safety to avoid flying debris. But through faith and determination, we can reach that point of true trust and surrender. We CAN feel safe. We CAN survive the storms.