The other afternoon we were having threats of thunderstorms in our area again. A few light showers had come through but nothing bad. My husband walked in the room where I was and asked if I had looked out the window and if I knew what the latest weather report was. I answered "No" to both questions and then looked out the window past the old barn. I saw some very ominous looking black clouds on the horizon. They had blotted out the sun entirely and looked very vicious. I felt that familiar burning knot come into my stomach! But at almost the same time I felt a peace that I know came from God. In just a little while the clouds began to roll over our house but as they got closer, they got thinner and lighter. Finally I could see a break in the clouds just over the tree line. We had a few sprinkles and a few mild gusts of wind but that was all.
I thought about my fear of the dark clouds. How tense they made me feel. And how, after all, they only held a few drops of rain and not the storms I had feared. Isn't that so typical of most people? We usually just look at what COULD happen instead of what IS happening at the present time. I have wasted so many hours of the day worrying about things that have never come to pass!
I want to stop letting fear control certain parts of my life. The Lord is helping me and some of you are praying for me in that area. I want to be able to let the following verses become a reality in my life everyday.
1 John 4: 18a, "There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear..." and
Isaiah 26: 3 "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee."
God bless you today my friends....