Seeing storm clouds come together is another favorite of mine. The little openings where the blue shines through reminds me of moments of peace during chaos. A way to confirm there is good once you get through the storm.
Getting through the storm. Without a scratch, tear, or scar. Highly unlikely. I’m not talking about the ones you can see. I’m talking about the tears we cry behind closed doors. The rips in our heart and Spirit, and the scars from unhealed wounds. The fleshly turmoil.
Our inside thunderstorms. The ones our Savior took on that we shouldn’t. I’m trying to learn to ask myself amid these torrential rains, “what am I supposed to learn from this?”
Well, so far the only thing I got is that you can’t give someone wisdom who thinks they are the know all. My dad would say, ” you can’t fix stupid.” My dad is right on most things, and he’s got this one for sure.
So how do you deal with the stupid know all? Yes, I realize that sounds mean and horrible. Sometimes, it just is. So I guess it’s continued prayer and asking God to help me keep my mouth shut. Really, I have got to shut up.
I don’t want to be the one classified as the know all stupid jerk face. Just saying.
2 Corinthians 4:8-9 ESV
We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed
Colossians 1:17 ESV
And he is before all things, and in him, all things hold together.
He will hold you together. He will keep you. Jesus loves you. He is not punishing you. He is not pleased by watching you suffer. When you suffer He suffers. He will keep you. He will pull you through. He won’t allow you to fall apart.