Storms don’t come to stay they come to pass and Maya Angelou said it this way, “Every storm runs out of rain.”
In 2008, I remember when my family and I tried to escape the grasps of Hurricane Ike. As soon as we made it to Cleveland, Texas it was a wrap! Traffic literally stood still and all that hustling and bustling was all for not! I will say, the ride back home was certainly a heck of a lot shorter. Needless to say my family and I, (like several others) had no other choice but to ride out this category 4 tropical cyclone.
Looking back to September 1, 2008, I am reminded of a powerful passage written in Isaiah 43:1-2, “When you pass through the deep, stormy sea, you can count on me to be there with you. When you pass through raging rivers, You will not drown. When you walk through persecution like fiery flames, you will not be burned; the flames will not harm you.”
What a promise! What a comfort in the midst of challenges or storms to know that God calls us by name, declares that we are His own, and He protects us from all kinds of danger.
I don’t know the details of what kind of storm(s) you are facing right now, but I know that the Father promises to stay right by your side fighting your battles and making sure you remain waterproof and fireproof throughout it all.
I have learned, the more storms I live through, the less they scare me. Storms are just part of nature, part of life and part of us. Take it from me, even if we try to run away from storms, we can’t always escape them. All storms are sent from above for a reason and every storm leaves a story to tell. More importantly, every storm destroys something to rebuild something else and because God is good all the time (even when we’re not) blessings will always come in every storm that come to pass.