Summary: As I was watching the weather warnings run across the TV screen I began to think about how we go through life's storms without any warnings. Each one of the storms we go through are painted a different color of severity, Green, Yellow, Orange and Red
Psalm 34:17 The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.
18 The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.
19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.
As I was watching the weather warnings run across the TV screen I began to think about how we go through life's storms without any warnings. Each one of the storms we go through are painted a different color of severity, Green, Yellow, Orange and Red.
It could be that a Green storm is trouble getting ready for work or maybe just a trip to the grocery store and find that you have missed placed the car keys or your wallet.
A Yellow storm could be a bump up in traffic or maybe the car won't start and you are going to be late for a very important appointment.
An Orange storm could be having an accident where you or a family member gets hurt or maybe has a health emergency such as a heart attack or some other life threatening trauma.
The Red storm, life just stops, nothing else seems to matter when it hits. News of a love one who just died unexpectedly or was killed in an accident.
The surge of storms is nothing new to God’s people. The Bible is filled with stories of those in trouble. The Hebrew children had their fiery furnace. Daniel had his den of lions. Joseph was cast into prison.
Paul was shipwrecked and beaten with stripes. Peter was sent to prison. John was exiled at Patmos. James had his head cut off. David fled from Saul. Samson had his eyes put out.
Clyde Gordon, who was completely paralyzed from his neck down, edited a magazine called The Tri-umph. In it he said: "Christ is no security against storms, But He is perfect security in storms. He does not promise an easy passage, But He does guarantee a safe landing."
I heard an old preacher say one time that we ought to be good to everybody because everybody is having a tough time. God is no respecter of persons. He has no pets. But, most of the time we feel like victims. It seems that we suffer far more than others. But that's just not the case.
No matter what color of storm we go through, most of the time it takes the Orange and the Red storms for us to turn to God.
Everyone that goes through a Red storm including myself, learn about God and themselves when they come out on the other side. but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.
Love in Christ Jesus, Ronnie Miller www.themillersbiblestudy.com