(WATERCOLOR ON YUPO)
Rainy, wet and dreary days come into our lives like clockwork. This is what we might endearingly call part of life in general. We all react in different ways. I will be the first to admit that the initial shock of an unpleasant event leaves me immobilized with dread, fear and anxiety. I said initial because it is usually short-lived, oh maybe for a day or two.
After processing the situation and knowing who is in charge, it turns around as quickly as it comes. For that I am thankful to God. God said in His word, "Greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world." 1John 4:4 What an awesome concept!! Skeptics will easily dismiss this and rely on themselves fully. I can't really blame them for being human and subjected to the norm of society, even in their upbringing, automatically thinking the worst that could happen.
It takes some deep pondering and understanding in order to accept God's promises because I will admit that it is more complicated than it really is. Why? Because our minds are so conditioned throughout our lives to deal with difficulty by fear, stress, negative assumptions, etc. Our feeble minds cannot grasp what our open hearts already know, because our minds tell us "that's too easy!" Well it is, actually, that easy. Giving up self-reliance for something our five senses have not experienced is indeed very difficult to swallow.
If we only understood what God has already promised, not just to the biblical icons but to those regualr people like you and me who have seen it firsthand, we would realize that we are worthy of God's everyday guidance and love if we only accept Him with open hearts and open minds. The Bible promises that God is the same yesterday, today and forever. Surely, by simply asking Him for His help, love and guidance, we can weather any storm that come our way. Give God a shot. You might be surprised!
Until my next rant.... LOVE ONE ANOTHER...Love you, mean it!