What a difference a day makes! Yesterday started out unseasonably warm and overcast. As the day progressed, the sun came out to tease all who dared to revel in it, and then suddenly, the rain came. Thunderous rain peppered with hail drowned out all previously audible signs of a typical Saturday afternoon for nearly an hour before finally dissipating — revealing a cool, crisp evening fit for a brisk, after-dinner walk.
Life can sometimes be just as unpredictable as the weather pattern I just described. One’s day can start off a little odd and get better along the way, tease you into thinking things will always be this nice, and then suddenly, out of nowhere, everything changes. Disaster looms and threatens to envelop you. Your thoughts are anxious, and you can hardly breathe. Your mustard seed-sized faith is waning. Just when you feel like giving up, you see a sliver of light in the distance — a ray of hope, peace in the storm, and then you breathe a sigh of relief. You weathered this storm for sure. You’re a little bruised and maybe even a little light-headed, but you’re still here. You didn’t give up. You didn’t succumb to fear. You waited on the Lord.
For I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you. ~Isaiah 41:13
Weathering the storm is never easy, but it’s expected of you. If you’re driving through it, keep your hands at 10 and two. You probably learned that in Driver’s Ed. Weathering the storms of life, however, requires a different position, and you won’t likely learn this in school –unless it’s the school of hard knocks. Battling many of life’s uncertainties requires outstretched hands and bended knees. It’s the most logical position after a fall — right hand to God to help you up and bended knees to thank him for being our very present help in times of trouble. All of our help comes from God, so why not start and end each day the same way — on your knees.
May blessings abound! <3