At the Time, It’s the Worst

We watch a storm roll in, and for a few minutes, darkness and rumbling cover everything we can see. 

Within the hour, however, the sun breaks through, the clouds move on, and all is well. 

Someone says, “When you’re in that storm, it feels like the worst thing in the world.” You can’t remember that it’s the nature of weather for everything to change in an instant. 

Like the weather in the heart–the dark moods, the turmoil, and the downpour–it seems like the worst thing in the world. But it’s the nature of weather for these things to change and move. Even if it’s the longest season, sometime, the clouds move on.

But I also remember to embrace any storm. E. Stanley Jones claimed: “A young army officer said this, ‘Weather, in war, is always favorable, if you know how to use it.’ 

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