We’ve had so many bad pop up storms this past week! One of them came out of no where, produced hail and 60 mph winds! The trees were laying over sideways and we decided we needed to all get to the hallway together while waiting for the sirens to go off. As we (my hubby and I) were running around the house gathering pillows, putting dogs up into a safe place, watching radar and praying, I passed by Rhema sitting in her little wagon. As I walked past her to go check the radar, it occurred to me that she sat there, in perfect peace, wearing her little helmet and playing her game on my phone. Now, yes as an adult we must do our do diligence in watching the radar and preparing for storms, but do we have to be fearful when we do all that? I think the answer is – NO. We can stay in a place of peace while we prepare and watch the “radars” of life. Easier said than done, right? I think it all comes back down to the battles in our minds. You know, the places in our soul (mind, will & emotions) where we are not REALLY trusting Jesus. We do not really know in Whom we have believed and know what He has already done and already given us.
What specifically came to mind was the story about Smith Wigglesworth I’d heard many times before, ““We were sleeping one night, when the manifestation of evil filled the room and the spirit of fear gripped both of us. Polly (his wife) was so frightened she could not open her eyes. I suddenly sat up, in the bed, and saw the devil. I rubbed my eyes to be sure, it was him. I said, ‘Oh! It’s only you.’ I then turned to Polly and told her to go back to sleep, it was nothing of consequence, and I laid my head back down. Suddenly an overwhelming sense of peace and love filled the room and we had the most blessed sleep ever.”
I’m honesty not “there” yet like Pastor Wigglesworth, but I know that he did get “there”, so it’s possible. Right? Our little family has been through many, many storms; at times it feels like a “storm” is all that is on our radar — with no end in sight. So, my thought is (as I’m currently watching a real storm thundering outside our window) I need “practice” peace in these literal, and figurative, storms. And, yes, maybe I will wear Rhema’s bunny helmet and be cute too while doing it! LOL! Ah, peace in the storm, rockin’ the bunny helmet — it could happen– really, it could. LOL!