Filling the Storm Closet
A WORD FOR THE JOURNEY
Storms are defined as "violent disturbance of the atmosphere marked by wind and usually accompanied by rain, thunder, lightning, snow, hail or sleet." (Merriam-Webster Dictionary, 2020)
In our lives, we will face many storms, that is, any situation or circumstance that not only threatens our peace of mind, but also challenges our faith. During storms, we may begin to feel as though we are sinking deep and gasping for air as the storms of life seek to drown us in fear and despair.
The key to riding out the storm is to be prepared. This past week, people in Florida were interviewed. One family said that they have a storm closet. Before hurricane season begins, they fill their closet with flashlights, batteries, a transistor radio, food, tools and anything else that would be helpful during a storm.
The same is true spiritually. We must fill our storm closet before the storm. Read your Bible, pray, attending church are all activities that will build your faith in preparation, so that you can ride out the storm.