— Niya Tanielle
What can we say about Ms. Irene? She blew into the east coast wrecking havoc on neighborhoods and the minds of the resident. Fear set in and sent people to the grocery store in masses. Twenty gallons of water? Really? Is it the Apocalypse and no one told me!
Christians are so resilient! We have storms in our lives and the devil thinks he has us right where he wants us, then boom! We come back and give him a left hook to the jaw! Evaluating the weekend’s events, there are so many lessons we can apply to our own lives. 1. Fear makes your vision blurry.
The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1 (KJV)
So many people turned a weather warning into hysteria. God wants us to be able to make sound decisions in the midst of a storm.2. It may not be as bad as you think.
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. James 4:8 (KJV)
Storms are about of life. One may not see it while swept in it, but it can always get worse. What perspective are you using? God or your own? Whatever is lost, God can replace and better. The lives of our loved ones are irreplaceable.3. A few hours can take longer to clean up.
I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten…. Joel 2:25 (NIV)
Have you ever made a decision that took you months or even years to clean up? I’ve thought many times, “Why did I do that? That decision took three years of my life!” Remember, God can restore! Opportunities you messed up, money you wasted, and ruined relationships. The best is yet to come!