Phil 4:19 My God will meet all your needs. He will meet them in keeping with his wonderful riches that come to you because you belong to Christ Jesus.
There have been tornado warnings about every afternoon for the last week here. The skies turn purple, it hails and rains. Somewhere a tornado is formed.
A couple of days ago there was a doozy of a storm that hit our house. A wall cloud formed and the skies turned erie. Eddie was watching the storm develop and noticed a distinctive swirl happening right above our house. RIGHT ABOVE OUR HOUSE. We should have been in the basement - but we stood there under the eve of our house and watched in fascination. A tornado was forming...it swirled and tightened and wound around.
And then it disapated. But the hail was crazy, and it did a number on my garden.
This storm seems to be a pretty good metaphor for my life right now.
It's dumb things even, like I accidentally stuck the wrong key in the lock on the front door. The key broke off and ruined the knob and lock. The oven shorted out and the refrigerator is leaking. Our renters are being irritating -small things like trashing the place and not paying rent. I wake up struggling with the weight of depression - even on anti-depressants. The baby doesn't sleep, and Eddie is up to midnight most nights working. The kids are bickering, and some adoption issues are bubbling to the surface. It feels like a war zone.
This post sounds so whiny. And that's not the point.
It's just is, and I'm feeling the weight of it.
But the good news is: My God knows; he get's it. He's in the middle of the swirling and twirling and he's the one holding us steadfast. He knows my needs, and the needs of my family. He knows the needs of the teen moms we are meeting and beginning to care about.
Because we BELONG to him. We BELONG. We BELONG. We are his and he has good things for us. Somehow, that makes all the difference.