We live across a small mountain & it was closed due to the ice, so we had to go on a back road home. At least there wasn't much traffic slipping and sliding. During this afternoon in the car, I was on the phone constantly with my Mom & dad, my children, my husband & a good friend. I am so thankful that everyone made it home safely. During the stress of this afternoon trip I had a lot of time to sit in the car and think, in the midst of dodging cars! I could not help but to think how this storm came so quick. When I left my house the roads were a little wet and there was some sleet but not bad or I would not have got out on the road. I thought to myself about trials or storms in our life and how they hit us from no where and come so quick. One day can be fine and the next we are in the middle of a trial. One day we don't know what to do and are on the verge of tears constantly. Nothing else matters except the trial we are in. Life kind of stops. We function, but focus on the trial. That is the way it was this afternoon. I just wanted to get home where I would be safe. When our trial is over life goes on & things get better until the next time. This too shall pass. I thought to myself about how we just have to get through it just like I had to get through this afternoon. Life will go on. We just have to keep our focus where it should be and know where home is. Home in our storms of life is our Lord. Remember Peter when he walked out on the water? He said, LORD SAVE ME and when he got into the ship the winds ceased. That tells me that when the storms come, we need to get into the ship. Isn't it funny when a trial comes it makes us go to HIM?
And Peter answered HIM and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me to come unto thee on the water. And HE said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, LORD, SAVE ME. And immediately Jesus stretched forth HIS hand and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.