Jesus said ...John 16:33 "These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world."

Just like life, it can't be sunny every day! Though I am sure most of us wish for that, but that just wouldn't be life now would it?

I can say this with certainty; we will have less storms in our life if and when we live as God has instructed.

I think I have mentioned this story before, but it bears repeating ... I once counseled a pregnant teenage girl who was just so upset over her "troubles" (being pregnant) and she actually said, "why is God doing this to me?" And my sarcasm almost came out of my mouth by asking, "is your name Mary ... Mother Mary?" But I held it in.

She was mistaken in her thinking that God was doing this to her. She did this to herself. She made the choice to have sexual relations with a boy she was not married to. And she was blaming God? You've got to be kidding me. But aren't we all guilt of this? I know I am!

I cry over not having enough money, (yet I am lazy when it comes to using my gift to make extra money) or I bellyache over a few pounds of weight I want to lose, (yet I still eat ice cream late at night and neglect physical exercise.) We all do this.

Like the picture above, some storms are not our fault, nor do they have anything to do with me or what I have done or haven't done ... they just come as a part of life. So how do you handle them? In the case of this storm Jana and I grabbed our gear and ran back to the condo, barely escaping the rain. In sort, we dealt with it by running away; when storms come your way in life, how do you deal with them? Hopefully you don't run away, unless that's is the best thing for you and those around you.

My answer is: Take each storm as they come and walk through them, prayerfully, with eyes wide open.