With all the crazy weather going on all over the U.S. this week, I can’t help but mention something about storms. It’s pretty amazing that the weather watchers can predict this odd type of behavior and the approaching storms with relative accuracy. They told us on Sunday that Tuesday would be an incredible day. That’s really an impressive thing, and a blessing as it allows us to prepare as much as we can, for whatever weather is sending our way.
Wouldn’t it be nice it the storms of life were predicable like that. What if you had “the Life Weather Channel”, where two people would tell you that an angry co worker was heading your way, or that the car was going to break down on Thursday, or that whatever day altering event was on the horizon. But alas, we have not.
What we do have are promises from God to help us prepare and endure the unpredictable. Check it from Isaiah
10 So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10 (New International Version)
and 2 Corinthians
My grace is enough; it’s all you need.
My strength comes into its own in your weakness.
Once I heard that, I was glad to let it happen. I quit focusing on the handicap and began appreciating the gift. It was a case of Christ’s strength moving in on my weakness. Now I take limitations in stride, and with good cheer, these limitations that cut me down to size—abuse, accidents, opposition, bad breaks. I just let Christ take over! And so the weaker I get, the stronger I become. (2 Corinthians 12:9-10, The Message)