Day 26: Weather Your Storms Well

10/26/2011

 

I lived amongst storms

Real ones

Those that drenched the flesh;

Metaphorical ones

Those that dried the bones.

Since I cannot afford to be defeated

I think of storms as redemptive

Instead of restrictive.

I can’t hide and curl up forever

Got to go on despite the lashing of the winds

Got to bend real well and grip real hard.

And when the floods reached my soul

Got to swim or float

The Lifeguard is after all looking out for me.

 

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It’s Day 26 of Feeling Good! Holy Lord I didn’t know bended spoon could bend that much! Thank you Lord for letting me know how flexible you have made me. That I can weather the storms without boots and raincoat and umbrella – because I have you!

 

Feel good, storms can take out the debris out of your life and leave you with valuable ones!

 

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. – Isaiah 41:10

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19 Responses to “Day 26: Weather Your Storms Well”

  1. Adura Ojo Says:

    Love this, Rea. So inspirational. You communicate really well. More power to your pen.


  2. Cool. Love the idea of storms being redemptive!

  3. ZQ Says:

    Redemption? Thank you for the prayer.

  4. Wyoming Diva Says:

    Loved that last line!


  5. My, oh my! This is five star.

  6. Kay Salady Says:

    Beautiful metaphors, especially the “lifeguard”! Loved it. xxx

  7. Zoe Says:

    I like your exposition of real storms and metaphorical ones – that is something we can all relate to. Also love the Lifeguard symbolism. 🙂 He is indeed an anchor!

  8. Mohana Says:

    Very encouraging write. I like it.

  9. Nel Says:

    I can’t hide and curl up forever. So true. 🙂

    Nicely written. 🙂


  10. Glad to see you saved and survive,

    lovely story, well penned.

  11. zongrik Says:

    it’s great how this (I can’t hide and curl up forever) is the center theme of your piece and you found a perfect picture to go with it.

  12. William Leed Says:

    Good for you, we have a fighter. We all tire from time to time due to whatever life throws at us. I noticed you quoted from the book of Isaiah. One of my favourites is also:
    Isaiah 40:29,31. “He is giving to the tired one power; and to the one without dynamic energy he makes full might abound……but those hoping in God will regain power. They will mount up with wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not tire out.”
    Wishing the best to you.
    William


  13. hopefully, sunshine hits your home tomorrow.

    🙂


  14. Thank God for a Lifeguard. Lovely piece.


  15. Wonderful write, dear spoon! You have captured faith and given it a name–lifeguard! Very nice, my friend!

    http://charleslmashburn.wordpress.com/2011/11/02/mom-was-always-there-2/


  16. Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape. Great write, and I agree, storms are opportunities and challenges.

  17. Debbie Says:

    Sorry for the storms in your life . . .but thankful for you having the Lifeguard in them and what He brings out of them. You are an inspiration. Lord, may I bend like sweet spoon when the storms hit, and not break.
    love and prayers!

  18. Chatter Master Says:

    Ahhh….the Lifeguard. I love that. I once got caught out in a storm, on my bike, lightening, wind, lashing rain. I was scared. But through out the fear of it I was propelled and energized. God certainly knows how to make us move!


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