27 January 2014

The Storm Battles Within

I look out the window and I see snow blowing in all different directions. I can hear the wind howling outside. I get lost in the scene I see outside. A storm outside is brewing and showing just how powerful it can be.  I begin to think how many people face these same storms but the storms battle within.

The snow blows in one direction and quickly blows another. At moments white-out conditions appear. The wind is so cold it goes straight to the bones. How easy it can be to get lost in such drastic conditions. The same can occur within us.

We face drastic conditions that cause a storm within us that we can get lost and consumed with the storm. White-out conditions can cause us to lose focus of everything that is going on around us. The coldness of the storm can cause our hearts to become cold. The storm becomes stronger each day we allow it to overtake us.

You are done battling.

You are ready for this cold, frigid, storm to be over.

You gather your strength and take this storm head on. You begin too warm yourself with His word. You pray continually. You ask for His strength to battle the storm within you. The storm continues, but you continue to keep your focus on Him. You rejoice for the blessings you know He will bring. You thank Him for the blessings He has already given you.

You know storms will not last forever and you know you can do all things through Him who strengthens you. You are not defeated. This storm seems to last for days but the blessing is knowing that all storms come to an end.

Hold on the storm is almost over. Do not give up. Keep praying. He hears you. The storm is almost over.

The white-out conditions will only last for a moment…

801. Our warm home

802. Blankets

803. Automatic car starter

804. An uplifting phone call from one of my spiritual mothers

805. Successful surgery for an important woman in my life

806. The ability to help those in need

807. Sleeping late to catch up on sleep

808. His confirmations

809. Completed chores

810. Peace within my life

The storm will end. Coldness will turn to warmth. Hold on and keep your focus on Him….

“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

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