Julia T. Williams | Riding Through the Storm
Julia T. Williams is a storyteller on a mission to help better lives through storytelling. She writes about all the things that go wrong and how people fight to make them right. Telling stories that matter while helping others cultivate theirs.
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Riding Through the Storm

Does this scene look familiar to you?  I’m sure it does as most of us have driven in the rain more times than we’d like to remember.  Today I had the luxury of this watery experience.

As I drove through the torrential downpour, it looked as if I were swimming under water with my eyes wide open.  My vision was distorted.  No matter how hard the wipers screamed for mercy, I felt they weren’t moving fast enough.  I struggled to not only see the car in front of me, but I could barely tell if I was even in the right lane.  

What should I have done?  Proceed with caution, making sure I decreased speed, cut on wipers, flashers, and headlights?  Or should I have pulled over onto the side of the road to wait out for a more clear path?

What happens when we experience storms in our daily lives?  Do we take necessary action (eg:  get marriage counseling, apply for jobs, go to the doctor, attend church, write out goals, take medication, pray, ask for help) or do we sit behind the walls of woe-is-me while we wait it out?

Psalm 27:14 tells us to “wait patiently for the Lord.”  It doesn’t say, “take a load off, sit back with your feet kicked up and wait on the Lord to move.”  In other words, we are to continue asking, seeking, and knocking while we wait.  

There’s no telling how long I would’ve had to wait had I pulled over to the side of the road for the storm to pass.  Mind you, I’d be sitting in the storm.  In my case, I kept driving.  The rain eventually lightened.  The thick, dark clouds eventually faded into blue skies.  The sun came out.  Slippery roads became dry concrete.  If I stayed behind, I’d still be in the storm, waiting.  Storms in life can last days, months, and for some, years.  It all depends upon what you do while going through.

Spiritual Jewel:  The rain will come.  Don’t stop moving.  Adjust accordingly.  Your conditions will clear ahead.

This is Jewells signing out…

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  • Oh my Jewells,

    That was so uplifting, and with the time I'm having, encouragement is meaning so much to me…

    Thank you.

    May 4, 2011 at 8:02 pm

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