February 26, 2019 || 8:03AM
I’m not gonna lie. This last week was rough.
I was stressed. I was frustrated. I was hurting. I was angry. And I cried.
But, just like God divided the Red Sea for Moses and his people to cross, our great God will make a way for us also.
On Thursday, the 21st, most of us were snowed in, because we hit a record of 18 inches! Many businesses were closed down and several vehicles were stuck on the side of the road. Later the same day, most of us could drive, because some of the snow had melted and the roads were cleared.
I know some people were upset about being snowed in with having no ability to leave, so they stayed inside.
O thers, put their gear on and played in the snow. I saw large snowmen, tiny snowmen; Jasmine had never made a snowman so she tried – failed – but kept trying; I am pretty sure she couldn’t feel most of her arms and legs and she still played in the snow with a GIANT smile on her face. Frankie tried to make a. . .reverse igloo? Haha.
Actually, that morning, Frankie and I walked about the complex and ran into some guys and a girl. Somehow, a snowball initiated. I couldn’t feel my hands but it was so much fun! It’s amazing, how people who don’t even know each other, could just have fun with no questions asked.
Yesterday, I was driving around town and I saw 4 guys throwing snowballs at each other on their work parking lot.
And I thought to myself, “how beautiful.” Because the very thing that we all could have seen as an obstacle from having fun or being happy, we saw as an opportunity to live in the moment.
We made a decision to not let our circumstances define our entire day.
“And let peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.”
~Colossians 3:15 (NKJV)
We are on the road to our destiny with a loving God at our side. This storm you’re in right now, is only temporary.
So, are you going to play in it? Or are you going to stay in and wait for the storm to pass? The perspective we have of our storms is so critical.
God wants to use us – not when we’re perfect – but IN our process to being more like Him. Give Him your hand and let His peace consume your heart.