When it storms here in Texas, believe me, you can hear it and feel it. It’s like all creation is causing a disturbance. At first, it was pretty scary to me. I had never heard thunder that loud and never had to experience a tornado watch before. When there is a storm emergency, we take shelter or move away from it until it subsides or permanently if there is damage.
Like the Texas storm, sometimes there are storms in life we need to either find shelter or walk away from. We are aware that they exist because they speak loudly to us. There is no escaping the sound, but we can escape the effects of storms around us. Some battles are just simply not ours to fight. Sometimes we get tired of the fight. Either way, it’s not worth creating our own storm or echoing its roar.
Life is like that. Sometimes we face good weather, and sometimes we have to get away from the damage the bad weather can create if we don’t. Some storms are just a little rain. Rain happens in every life, and usually, it’s bearable. For rain, all we need is an umbrella or choose to allow ourselves to get right in the middle of it and get wet. We choose our battles. If we live long enough, we come to know what is just a little rain and an all-out storm that will damage our lives or souls.
Learn to listen, watch, intuit, and discern. If you are experiencing a storm that might escalate, it is time to take cover or move from it before it causes you damage. If you have some rain, enjoy the cleansing because rain will do that too if you feel like doing a childlike jump in the puddles and enjoy life anyway. The rain will stop, if that is all it is, and you will have at least had some enjoyment from it.
Loving you from here,
Dr. Rev. Jenine Marie Howry, Ph.D.