Go…and deliver the message I have given you.
no one really likes storms
unless you were taught as a kid that you can dance in the rain
that you can put on your swim suit and play with soap
that rain washes and cleanses
most I think find it an inconvenience because it keeps them in
they learned it to be a necessary evil
Storms are more beneficial than we think
so it is with spiritual storms
we either learn to run into the storm and let is wash away what must go
or we learn to run and hide inside and try to protect and defend
God knows what is needed …the question is do we trust that?
ADVENT ….comes to shake us awake and anew but may feel like a storm
Ann asks and will you join in answering
When have you found yourself running from God? How did He draw you back to Himself?
In what ways have you seen God calm the storms in your life?
Than God that He invited you to turn around, to be resurrected.
I run when I am uncomfortable
I hide when I feel attacked by this life
when I don’t want to face something unpleasant
I tuck myself away
but the more I retreat the more He presses in on me
and I feel the heaviness
I mistake it for guiltiness or wrongness
broken wounded rejection
but when I finally turn my face toward Him
and say God help me I don’t know what to do
I find that this heaviness that I feared was pain
was Him hugging me close
His pressing into me
I can feel myself relax and rest in His arms of love
and I repent for running in the first place
Then suddenly the storm that was raging all around
calms as my soul remembers
that He has me and is in full control
I do not have to fear
I can trust and obey
and I am free
Thank you for chasing me with the storm of yourself
to wash me clean and make me new