In our lives we are rained, poured, and sometimes hailed upon. When the storms of life come where do we seek shelter? Do we have an immediate but temporary shelter? Or do we walk through the storm, brave the elements and find our way back home?
The storms of life can come in many forms; illness, stress, anxiety, depression, loss of loved one, job, or financial stability. When these unexpected storms occur where do you run to seek shelter? Many, turn to drinking, drugs, or obsessive behaviors to avoid and numb the pain. Others, walk through the pain, face it and walk into the shelter of their family, friends, faith, and God. No one wants to be stuck in a storm, no one wants to suffer through pain and anguish. Our natural instinct is to avoid it. However, if we can muster the strength to walk through it and seek help in a safe place it will provide us with what we need long term. During the storms of life listen, and see if you hear God calling you into the safety, warmth, and care of His house. Because we can do anything through Christ who strengthens us. God will weather any storm with us. We have to allow ourselves to feel the pain and walk in the direction that will help us long term to seek true shelter.