Hail and rain hit us earlier this week, followed by snow the next day. I was curious to see how my dandelions had faired. I went out and they still had ice on them and looked a bit ragged. Will they make it Poppa? I came back in and continued through my day. That evening I went back out, the sun had been shining and all of the snow and ice had melted away. I was excited to check on the dandelions. They had sprung back to life. Some looked a little tired, but most had sprung forth shining bright above the ground. Wow Poppa, look at that!
I think life does that to us. The rains of trouble and hails of life pelt us, while the snows of too many issues tend to bury us. It’s during those times we have to draw on our Heavenly Father, His light shines down on us. Melting the snow and ice and energizing us for the rest of this journey. I’ve heard so many times, He doesn’t promise us everything will be easy, but He will sustain us through it. We just have to trust in Him. Nahum 1:7, “ The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.”
Trust can be so difficult when the storms of life have beat you down. Oh Poppa, help me to trust You completely. Remove any blinders from my eyes and unstop my ears. During the remainder of the week, my timeline was overwhelmed with post about leaving the past in the past. The Lord led my precious sister to send me one directly. It read, “Don’t stumble over something behind you.” My devotions over the next couple of days led to the same place! I’m listening Poppa! The past traumas, hurts, broken hearts, it’s all behind me and behind you too! Our Heavenly Father will heal any brokenness and piece us back together. Not only that, He’ll turn it around and use it as a testimony to His faithfulness, goodness, and mercy. How awesome is that? 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal