Friday, November 13, 2009

Windy Conditions

Listening to the wind whip through the willow oaks outside my window, I begin to grow tense. What if one of those towering trees topples right onto our roof? "Preach truth to yourself," I say in response to my fears. Do not be anxious about anything. Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Cast your cares upon Him. You are in no greater danger right now than you were when the sun was shining and the winds were at rest. The Lord holds me in the palm of His hand, and not even a sparrow will fall to the ground apart from His will. As the storm outside rages on, the storm inside grows calm.

1 comment:

A Servant of the King said...

I was really convicted of this during Hurricane Isabel. I was very nervous that night that a tree was going to hit us (they were falling all around us) so we stayed downstairs huddled in the living room. A few days later when I was talking with the Dowdy's, I asked them what they did during the storm. They said they went to bed just like they always do! No worries--just trust. I knew then that I wasn't trusting the Lord in that situation!!