In the Midst of the Storm

In the Midst of the Storm

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There is midst, foggy days, drizzle, sun showers, rain bands and then there’s storms. We usually can handle everything up to the storms. They carry with them the most fierceness of winds and rain. They cover and soak up everything in sight.

Storms leave behind damage to nature, structures and buildings, power outages and sometimes even deaths. That’s how I feel when I’m faced with a problem bigger than I, it zaps and soaks up all my energy leaving behind anxiety, frustration, and fatigue. But just as in nature, the storm eventually ceases. So it does in the spiritual, problems can’t last always, because God is the solution to every one.   

In the middle of the storm, we take cover and wait it out. We pray no huge damage will occur that can’t be fixed timely. We do the same with problems, I can speak for myself when I say I hope the problem doesn’t last long while I wait it out and that it won’t leave behind terrible damage that will take a long time to fix.  

After a storm goes by, I think we’re never quite the same afterwards. They teach us where we are spiritually. The past few years of storms that I’ve went through taught me a lot about where I am. I used to pride myself on being such a fighter and not letting myself get too down and out, but just the right trials hit me and down I went!

The Bible says that we are not to think more highly of ourselves than we ought (Romans 12:3). There’s nothing like a test to show us how much we really need Jesus and how much we depend on Him.

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Kim McDougal

Kim is the founder and creator of Growing Up in Grace. By day, she's the Director of Interactive Communications for the Hispanic chamber located in Jax, FL. Kim also owns "Kim's Studio Art" where she creates and sells Wall Art Printables and "Kim's Handcrafted Cards" on eBay where she creates and sells handmade greeting cards.