Cold, Dark and Stormy - GraceAndWorks

Posted by | March 21, 2016 | Life Blogs | No Comments

It was December in the mid 1990″s. My wife and I left Las Vegas on a Christmas trip to Lincoln, Nebraska. The trip was going fine and was uneventful. We stopped in Rawlins, Wyoming for gas. It was cold, dark and stormy. We got back on the interstate and went about 30 miles when we rounded a corner and there was danger on the highway. There had been an accident and the highway was blocked with Semis. We had nothing to to but go in the ditch. After an abrupt stop by a guard railing, we were unharmed. The car was a total wreck and as we sat there wondering what to do, a patrolman came to the car and took us to his vehicle. We told him what had happened and he then called a tow truck to come get us and the car. The tow truck driver then took us to his little truck stop out in the middle of nowhere (About 60 miles from Laramie). He and his wife were lifesavers as they took us to Laramie on icy roads, late at night and found us a motel room. Thank you Mr. tow truck driver and your wife for being so gracious in the time of a cold, dark, stormy night. The rest of the story is we rented a car and went on to Lincoln and had a wonderful Christmas with our kids and Grand kids and made it back to Vegas safely.

The reason I told this story is because life can also become cold, dark and stormy. We find ourselves traveling along just fine. Then around the next corner we find danger and find ourselves in the ditch and get stopped abruptly. This can happen from a multiple of things. The loss of a job, alcohol problems, drug addiction, suicidal tendencies, family problems, etc. The thing we need to realize is, God can calm the seas. He can calm the winds. He can make the storms stop. He can turn the darkness to light. IF WE WILL LET HIM!! Let God be your tow truck driver, and He will be the same gracious person that will help you and put things back in line so you can get on with your life in a timely manner. God says, “Obey my commands and I will prepare for you a place,” One of my favorite verses in the Bible is 2nd Timothy 2:15 and following. It says to study and show yourself approved. If you do that, you will know the commands God wants you to obey and your life will be warm, filled light and calmness. I can say this because I have experience.

SMILE God loves YOU!! Have a good day all.

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