Like dangerous intruders, tropical storms, often a prelude to hurricanes, still dance outside in some parts of Florida. That eerie feeling washes over me. I can’t help it. My mind works overtime at the sounds outside—the whistling, the roaring, and the drops of rain as they pelt against the window—a monster outside—one that stalks our senses.
Each sound stirred memories of past hurricanes. But more devastating, the reminder that the darkest of stalkers roams around even during sunny days, while butterflies dip and flutter on a garden, when life goes on undisturbed—the stalker lurks. We all know him. I’ve sensed his presence and felt his attacks when least expected.
He knows when to strike—he whistles insecurity when things don’t go my way, he groans discouragement when setbacks of life barge in, he mocks with laughter when distressing situations rattle my life.
The enemy, armed with his lies and crafty schemes is outside slamming against us hoping to break through.
But you and I bought insurance against those attacks. Alert and diligent we put in a claim for what we know is true, what is safe, what is secure, and what withstands any stalker, evil or threat.
The policy of God’s grace never expires and the benefits are comprehensive, promising full coverage for all.
How about if during this storm, rather than succumb to fear, angst or fret, you try to “Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings. And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.” (1 Peter 5:8-11)
Did you read that? “Resist him.” That’s what we do best when we use God’s weapons—His promise and His confidence.
Praying you stand in victory against storms, gain confidence when attacked and stand firm and strong under the triumph of His grace.
(devoted to serving Him…delighted to inspire you)
Did you know life is not about what you cannot do because of circumstances out of your control? Success comes when you recognize what you can do with what God has given you.
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Janet Perez Eckles
Inspiration in the midst of a hurried world:
Inspiraciön en medio de un mundo apresurado.