Today is Day 12 of the 31 Day Writing Challenge with a prompt from Five Minute Friday. The prompt for today is "Storm."
I am not a major fan of storms. While I do think a little bit of lightening and thunder can be neat, I'd really prefer that it didn't storm too often. I mean I think when lightening streaks across the sky it can be really beautiful and low rumbling thunder is pretty cool sounding. But I hate those really loud thunder-boomers. They scare me to death sometimes.
But, you know, there are other kinds of storms in our life. Sometimes my life is just downright stormy. For the past year we have gone through a lot of really hard times and I really don't like those kinds of storms either. But I've also learned in the past year, there are purposes for those storms in our life. They can help us grow closer to the Lord and they can help us determine what we really believe. Do we just say we trust our lives to the Lord or do we really do it? I can tell you, in the past year I've learned to really trust Him and believe His Word.
So while, I hate storms, I'm thankful for what I've learned and can now believe with certainty. And though I would prefer not to have to go through any more storms, I must say, those really loud thunder-boomers can grab my attention. And when He's got my attention, that's when He can really teach me the lessons I need to learn.