We are being pummeled – quite literally – by storms. Hurricane Harvey in Texas, and now Hurricane Irma headed toward Florida and into Georgia.
We have no real way of knowing how and when these storms hit – we watch the weather forecasters trying to predict which way the storms will track, where they will hit, how bad the damage will be.
And we become – with good reason – anxious.
The sounds and smells and presence of waves on a beach are – under normal circumstances – something that soothes, calms, heals even.
Not so these storms.
Not so the interior storms of our lives.
And so there isn’t much anyone can do except be prepared – for the weather storms, we follow the common sense guidelines given to us – water, food, shelter, etc.
For the interior storms, it is a different path. A path that seeks God, seeks peace, seeks redemption.
If you can, try to pause in the midst of your preparation. Pause in the midst of the internal chaos, pause and listen for God. Pause and breathe in the Spirit’s healing essence.
Prayer is – for many – a way of preparation, of healing, of finding your connectedness with and to God.
As we pray for all who have been and will be impacted by these storms, pray too for those whose storms begin within.
Pray for healing, mercy, and grace.