Don't Run From Your Storm
I just went through a major storm here at my home and you know I'm always trying to find out what is God saying to me. My daughters all happened to be at my mother's house where I informed them to sit still, and my son was in Monroe at a track meet. When the news reporter said, the storm seems to be coming towards Mansfield, La, and is in the path of Gloster, and Stonewall, something began to churn in my stomach. I told Reynard what the reporter said, and immediately started praying for our angels to cover our homes. Then I asked the Lord to send Michal and Gabriel to help our angels fight the forces of the atmosphere.
See, I read a book years ago called "When Angels Appear" by Hope MacDonald and it really gave me insight concerning my angels and their activity. So whenever I feel like I'm in a storm, I dispatch my angels. I am completely sure that they will take care of me upon the request of my God.
Well, to my subject... As the storm was quickly approaching, I could see car lights coming from across the street. My husband's cousin, along with her daughter, grandbaby, niece, and great-niece were in the car. I've always been told that you never get in a car when a storm is coming, so I yelled across the street to my other cousin asking where are they going. She said, "Those crazy nuts are trying to go to Mansfield. I told them they didn't need to go anywhere but they decided to run from the storm." I immediately closed my door and said, "Lord, they don't know any better. Please protect them and those babies."
Needless to say, they ran right into the storm! They couldn't see anything and pulled over by a locked gate. She said they were all screaming and she came to herself. She said she stopped screaming and started praying and calling on the name of Jesus. She said, her niece chimed in and the next thing you know, the wind forced the gate harshly and the gate swung off. She said she told her niece to drive in that yard so we can get out of the way, and when they did, they saw a shed that they pulled under. There happened to be a bathroom in the people's shed house and they ran in the bathroom. They were terrified because you could hear the storm. To us at home it sounded like a huge old washing machine, and she said it sounded the same to them but almost ten times worst.
After they finally made it back home around three in the morning, they were tired, sleepy, and worn out. Nevertheless, they have an awesome testimony of how God saved them and opened that locked gate for them. I was peeping back and forward out of the window and eventually it seemed that the storm has passed us over. I said, "Lord no matter how we don't want to go through the storm, we must not run from it." The revelation was staring me in the face that some storms are meant for us to go through, and if we learn who to call on in the midst of the storm, He will protect us from all harm and for some, the storm is the rode that will transition them to everlasting life. So, either way, we are to be still and see the salvation of the Lord.
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