I Love storms but not the damage caused because they redefine all that they come in contact with. It’s the time with Family that I adore. Our state is in the midst of an incoming storm and It is heading right for us. Many of our friends decided to leave and many stayed. It takes just as much faith to leave and it does to stay but we must remember to trust God in the process of it all. My husband and I sat waiting for the reports to come in as to what the Hurricane did and how much more but I remember the Holy Spirit telling me to be anxious for nothing. In these times we revert to worry over prayer instead of Prayer over worry. It’s human nature. I am still having some doubts but I know My God delivers us from trouble. We forget to consider the benefits of a storm and how to look at trying times as opportunities for God to show Himself strong. This comes from a place of encouragement because I am in the same boat God knows. It’s hard to see the benefits in the midst for me because I am focused on all that surrounds me. Storms are the perfect time for us to spend time with Family that we haven’t seen. Taking these times to make the necessary connections helps us to get through the frustration of the devastation that can come. Hebrews 12:2-4 GNT says let us keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, on whom our faith depends from beginning to the end. He did not give up because of the cross! On the contrary, because of the joy that was waiting for him, he thought nothing of the disgrace of dying on the cross, and he is now seated at the rights side of Gods Thrown. Our perspective is everything when going through trials. I am committed to Keep my eyes above the waves and trust that even when it feels like I’m drowning I will yet trust him. It can mean the difference between quitting and endurance.