On the surface, some people appear to have bad luck. If its not one thing, another quickly turns for the worse. Unfortunately, too many of us on earth know the expression, “when it rains, its pours.”
Trials don’t wait for a convenient time to show up. Rather, out of the blue and unannounced, these disappointing events inflict anguish, heartache and sorrow. Like a snow ball thrown off of a mountain, avalanches form creating a wall of destruction headed toward innocent bystanders. These freaks of nature don’t stop until its energy has been exhausted.
Similar to a fire drill, Christians should be prepared for the next hurricane. However, spiritual storms aren’t limited to a few months out of the year. Instead, every day pop up thunderstorms are possible, ripping the foundations out from those not ready, Matthew 7:24-27. May the promise of Psalm 34:18 encourage anyone who is currently stuck in stationary showers that don’t seem to be letting up. Hang in there, don’t give up and cling to the Lord, Philippians 4:13.
by Jay Mankus