I'd bet I'm not alone in that. Because when the rain begins to fall, I see more than a few of us pulling out our prefabricated or ready-to-assemble arks at the very first drops. Intent on not being victims of the rising waters, we're proudly prepared for whatever comes. The problem is that when the flood is deep enough to lift our vessels from the land, we suddenly discover that the boats we built don't float. Or if they do, we can't steer them.
I don't like the feeling of being tossed around by the waves, or slammed up against the rocks.
I can, and usually do, handle a lot. But there are times when my Energizer Bunny runs out of power and stops. Thank you, Lord, for the rains that bring me to my knees. Thank you for reminding me that "the God of Israel neither sleeps nor slumbers." That he "guards my comings and my goings." And that if I only look to the mountains, I will find my help "in the Lord who made heaven and earth." (Psalm 121)
Jaymie Stuart Wolfe is a wife and mother of eight children, and a disciple of the spirituality of St. Francis de Sales. She is an inspirational author, speaker, musician and serves as an Associate Children's Editor at Pauline Books and Media.
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