But let all who take refuge in you rejoice;
Yesterday we had an unusual spring wind and rain storm. Here in the northwest Oregon/southwest Washington region spring rain is a given. However, high winds, (and even some small tornadoes on the coast), are not common for us this time of the year.
Like yesterday's weather, life's storms usually hit us unexpectedly. We are sailing along through our day when, suddenly, a letter in the mail, or a doctor's report, or a phone call hits us with some bad news. Instantly, our emotions go on high alert. "Panic!" they tell us. "Do something!" "Run!" Our mind listens to our emotions and begins to plot how to fix the situation or our thoughts may run along with our emotions and begin imagining a worst case scenario.
At times like this it's good to stop, take a deep breath, and choose to take shelter in the refuge of God's loving protection. The truth is, what may be an unpleasant surprise to us did not catch God unawares.
(Join me for the rest of this post on Sunday, April 9th, at Woman to Woman Ministries where each Sunday I share a bit of Sunday Soul Food!)
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