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When the Storms of Your Life Will Not Let Up

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In West Texas, we get our fair share of storms. It may rain buckets for an hour and flood the streets, or drop baseball-sized hail, destroying life and property. Other times the wind kicks up dust, eliminating visibility and running off with roof tiles. Typically, these storms visit us for a brief period—ranging from one hour to twenty-four hours—before rolling along down the plain.

A couple of months ago, we had an anomalous, week-long rain. The first day was predictable: Texas-sized drops poured from the sky, making large ponds on the roads and slowing traffic. The rest of the week consisted of light but persistent rain. As I talked to various people, I sensed that even the most buoyant personalities were sagging beneath the gloom.

The trials we endure behave in much the same way as natural storms and the lives we construct are much like houses. Our “house” often weathers difficulty without damage, but what happens when we are struck by that one big storm? What do we do when the rain won’t quit for days or decades?

When the storm won’t let up, remember some important truths…

Read the rest of this article at TheCourage.com.

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12 thoughts on “When the Storms of Your Life Will Not Let Up

    1. I am so sorry you have had such a long and difficult period. It’s hard in our world of shiny happy instagram people to think that there are others going through similar trials, but we are. I am praying for you to have some relief and also have a glimpse of the beauty the Lord is fashioning within your heart and mind.

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    1. Thank you, Lynn. One of the greatest blessings that has come out of publishing this article was to read the comments on Kirk Cameron’s posting and see people encouraging and praying for each other. So many people around us are struggling and we are so unaware because social media masks the mess. I guess that is why trials are so constructive to our faith, because we learn to be more empathetic, aware, and compassionate. May the Lord bless you also!

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