Because there is.
You, me – ready or not – will face storms. Some come with 100+mph winds with days ahead warnings. Others blindside us – knocking the roof off our fears and exposing them.
This past week, those of us in the path of Irma, emptied grocery shelves, sat in gas lines, and checked on neighbors. Storms do that – spur us into action. But there’s only so much we can do. The real test of any storm is trust. Is my trust in my preparations or in the God who speaks to the winds and rains?
“Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and He brought them out of their distress. He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed.” (Psalm 107:28-29 NIV)
The best preparation is a heart that knows God. Trust that if the storm passes, praise goes to Him. And if it hits, trust that He’s right there in the midst.
Long before the storms of life hit, this is one check list to make sure of:
A list like this is a life long pursuit, never perfected. But, amazingly, each baby step leads to the next one.
“For the Lord takes delight in His people; He crowns the humble with victory.” (Psalm 149:4 NIV)
All other preparation, all other sources of help are empty if THE Source isn’t our confidence. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV)
Real storm prep starts in our hearts.
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