Have you ever had beautiful, blue skies in your life, and NO
CLUE that a “category 6” hurricane was headed right for
(I know, technically, there’s no such thing as a category 6.)
But sometimes, things hit our lives that look SO BIG that we
don’t even know how to rank them.
Can you see a divorce, a layoff, a bankruptcy, an eviction,
an addiction, a betrayal, a death, a diagnosis or just
overwhelming depression on the horizon?
Is something potentially DEVASTATING threatening your
When there’s dangerous weather headed our way, we
usually, get all kinds of advance WARNINGS. It’s all over the
news! We stock up on supplies, we cover all our windows
and we tie down all our stuff.
We’re prepared BEFORE the storm hits.
That’s NOT, often, the case when demonic storms hit our
lives. Most of the time, the enemy doesn’t give us ANY
advance warning at all.
We’re completely blindsided and caught off guard! If only,
we had known that trouble was coming right at us!
As a pastor, I walk through a lot of “stormy days” with my
church family members. Death and life are in the power of
our tongues. So, we speak and EXPECT the best, while being
PREPARED, ahead of time, for the worst.
How do we prepare?
We DON’T WAIT until our lives are devastated to start
talking to God. If we want Him in our lives, we have to
develop a real relationship with Him BEFORE our hurricane
God will NEVER leave us. He will never forsake us. He’s
always there and He’s always listening.
He is our calming presence before the storm, right there
BESIDE US… even when the lights go out!