You read the title and you are probably thinking, “yup she’s going all JC freak on us.” And you might be right, but I’m going to share this because there may be someone who needs to know we are not alone in our struggles.
Earlier in the week, some people in from my past came entered my life again. People often wonder ‘Why does the past come back to haunt you?’ It comes back because you had unfinished business with it. Sometimes this is beneficial for people because they can tie up lose ends or make amends to someone they hurt. For me, the past brings back memories of incidents that shouldn’t have happened and pain. But my point here isn’t to share my heartbreak, but to share my umbrella. Jesus Christ.
Late Tuesday night, I realized I was beat by the storm of my past. After everyone was asleep, I went out back and lounged in the yard. In the dark I sat and said outloud, Psalm 31: 9 Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am in distress; my eye is wasted from grief; my soul and my body also. And then I heard myself make a request that I have never made before. I said, ”I need an umbrella to get through this storm Lord.” I feel asleep soon after that request. Strangely enough, I awoke to rain coming down on me. I ran inside and made a cup a coffee. As I was watched the rain, I realized that I felt a lot different than I did the previous days. All that was said was no longer important because I had Jesus as my umbrella covering me from the storm. I woke everyone up and as I made breakfast, I looked outside and saw the storm was over and a new day was here. I smiled and felt myself nodding because God can make a new day for anyone who needs it.
After the storm, I realized that God has sent me some amazing friends who sat with me in my sorrow and loved me. * Blessed & Grateful*