My allergies were going berserk from all the corn silk in the air as local fields were harvested.
My teen son suffered a concussion during his football game and couldn’t recall even basic information. (He told the trainer he’d had bacon and eggs for breakfast. Hasn’t happened at our house in at least eight years.)
Then our credit card was hacked and subsequently cancelled (whew) — but what do we do while waiting for the new cards to arrive?
And last, but not least, our van started making a really strange noise.
When it rains, it pours.
It reminded me of something Jesus said. “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33 NIV)
Is my world full of trouble? Yes! Do I need a reason to take heart? Yes! So, I’m trusting that Jesus was right when He said He had overcome the world. (Notice the past tense. It’s a done deal.)
I’m asking for a dose of that peace. And choosing, like one of my favorite songs by Casting Crowns, to praise Him in this storm.
What about you? Did you have a stormy or sunny week? Is it easier to praise God when the sun is shining or in the downpour? Why?