Storm In Progress - Hurricanes Of The Heart
I live in "tornado alley" in the Midwest, and while tornadoes are not
funny at all, I do have a funny memory of my feisty, elderly mom
climbing into a bathtub with some sort of huge pillow protection over
her head as the sirens rang. It was the safest place in the
house--and she remained there as long as she could, which was not
very long! She climbed back out--BEFORE the "all clear" siren
blew--prayed, trusted the Lord, and fortunately, the tornado warnings
passed, she was safe and sound, and none the worse for her hairy,
Hurricanes are another horrendous matter--I've never been in one, but
many have, with devastation and destruction in the path of the storm.
Hurricanes can brew up suddenly, come from no where and cause havoc
everywhere! And so it is with hurricanes of the heart--I've been
THERE and so have you. Put on your rain gear and high boots--we're
about to head right into a hurricane happening now--in somebody's
world, maybe yours!
The hurricane starts with a small squalor we call the Hassles of
Life...little things that cause disturbing annoyances in our
lives--we all have them. But it doesn't stop there. It builds onto a
new level...the Hurts of Life, and they can blow fiercely, cutting
right into the soul and depressing the spirit--we all have those too.
THEN, as if it's not enough, here comes the Heavy Stuff of Life...the
full-blown storm, the unexpected crisis of health, family, church,
life--it happens to us all too. It threatens to devastate and destroy
us and we'd be blown away...were it not...were it not...
for the EYE of the STORM...a place a refuge to which we can
flee...the place where GOD Himself resides in perfect stillness,
calmness, security, and peace. You are safe in the Father's
arms....if you will run there today. Going through a hurricane of the
heart today? Hassles? Hurts? Heavy stuff? No emergency aid of any
federal government can help; no person can know your pain--but God
does. And HE will be there to hold you and to see you through--flee
to the EYE OF THE STORM today and know His peace!
Scripture: Psalm 91 -- The Safety Psalm.
Prayer: "Lord, I'm in the middle of a hurricane right now. The
hassles, hurts and heavy stuff of life are about to overwhelm my
spirit, soul, and limit of endurance. Help me, Lord...I run to the
Eye of the Storm; I remain in Your secure, still, sovereign presence,
and I know Your peace; I claim it today, In Jesus' Name, Amen."
~ Peggie C. Bohanon ~
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