We all face them from time to time and each of them are different. They seemingly come from out of nowhere and at times without fair warning. No one is exempt from the storms of life. When you are in the middle of them, it can be difficult to “see your way clear.”
There have been times when traveling that the best thing to do would be just to pull over and take a break until the storm passes. Times when the rain is pouring down, the strong winds are blowing, and the fog is so thick one can barely see.
I think most can relate to those unnerving travel experiences, but you can also identify with the “storms of life.” If natural storms are really bad, it seems to me they name them. Arthur, Dolly, Hanna, Kyle (doesn’t sound too harmful does it?), Laura (really?), and Bertha are just some of the names for storms. Some we are more familiar with are Katrina and Sandy. No doubt some are more mild than others, but they are storms nonetheless.
There are some other names of storms that may have hit a little closer home. Names like Divorce, Unemployment, Depression, Addiction, Cancer, Death, and the list goes on. Then there are those storms that just don’t have a name. You’re not even sure how to identify them but they’re enough to cause a feeling of frustration or fear. Quite possibly it’s just the pressure of life.
Whatever the case, we just want you to know there is a refuge. There is a place you can pull over and get a little rest and possibly some light to see your way clear. You may also discover there are some other travelers going through the very same experience or who have just came through a similar storm and can take you by the hand and support you on your journey.
The Scripture speaks of those out on the stormy sea with the waves mounting about them and says of them that they are at their “wits’ end” (Psalm 107:27). You may feel like that is you today and you simply cannot take much more. If that be the case, don’t put yourself (your soul) and others in danger. Take a break from the storm and join us for some light refreshments, fellowship, prayer, and Bible study. We will meet Tuesday evening at 7:30 P.M. at Festive Celebrations located at 266 East Main Street in downtown Abingdon. You will be glad you did and we will too!