Thursday, April 23, 2009
Unprepared for a storm
When you are sitting watching television and the weather person comes on saying there will be a hurricane or a thunderstorm or whatever case of bad weather we may get, the first thing we do is to check if the flashlight to see if the batteries are corroded and then we try to make sure we have enough supplies on hand to at least survive in case the lights go out. No matter how prepared you may think you are, when the storm is over, we always say we didn't expect it to be that bad...or we expected it to be worse. That is me right now. I was totally unprepared for the storm I am in. I had no clue that in one weekend my husband would be having open heart surgery and I would be stuck doing not only my work but his as well. If we had known, maybe we would have washed up and ironed all the clothes, cooked food to put in the freezer, filled the car up with gas and everything else that needed to be prepared for a storm. Psalm 107:9 says He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed. My whisper moment is coming...my hushed sea moment is coming and in the meantime, I will sit in this storm and wait until it is over. Author Iyanla Vanzant said that you can't have a testimony unless you've been through a test.