My friend from Houston texted me today. “The sun is out. Praise the Lord!!”
Storms have a way of bringing life to a complete halt….but they also have a way of making us see hope in even the slightest ray of sunshine. In simple every day things we would normally take for granted.
It’s been almost a year since my family endured one of the biggest storms of our lives.
Last September, my husband received a call from a care flight nurse. His parents were involved in a severe car accident. Mom and dad were in critical condition.
Family and friends stood by us. At the end of each day, one friend in particular would remind us to find one thing to praise God for…one small win for the day. Honestly, finding that ‘one thing’ wasn’t always easy.
It was a slow and steady process of healing and recovery for mom and dad. Some days we took steps forward and some days we took steps back. Whichever way we went, God walked us through the flood waters and taught us along the way.
Over the next few months, the little wins added up and a miracle took place.
Mom and dad came home.
Can I encourage you, like my friend encouraged me? Whatever your storm, find something to praise God for.
For life, for friends, for an umbrella, for a few hours of sunshine.
It may be a slow and steady process of healing and recovery…some steps forward, some steps back…but it’s my sincere prayer, whichever way you go, you too will experience God’s presence, walking you through the floodwaters, holding your hand along the way.
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you….for I am the Lord your God.”