This is a painting done by Jack E Dawson called “Peace in the Midst of the Storm.” Can you see the small bird sitting peacefully under the falling water and stormy weather? There are other things hidden in the picture if we look carefully. But my main focus is on the bird that is calm even though everything around it is in chaos.
I want to feel that way when storms come. There have been times when I let them shake me and fill me with fear, not knowing which way to turn and left me feeling like I just wanted to give up. But after going through those times, I realize now, that by feeling that fear and letting it guide my decisions, I made the wrong decisions. When I let fear guide my choices, I was disconnected from my source (God). I was not trusting Him!
The power of our thoughts can change the direction of our lives and how we react to storms, or other people. People can only upset us if we allow them to. We will only engage in an argument with them, if we allow ourselves to get sucked into the drama.
My hope is that when you are faced with a storm, no matter what size or shape it comes in, that you will have peace in the midst of it, because you will know that you are never alone……