The Storms of Life

stormSeveral nights ago we had a severe thunderstorm pass through our area. The wind blew, lightning flashed, thunder rolled, rain pummeled to the ground, and the electricity went off leaving us in darkness. Sometimes your life may be in the midst of a turbulent storm and all currents to the Father disconnected. You feel lost and abandoned, but fear not. God is still with you. Just reach out, take His hand, and He will comfort you until the storm passes and the sun shines in your life once more.

Following is a devotional written by my mother while several family members experienced storms in their lives.

by Rebecca Y. Windle

 Whatever the measure of my faith might have been yesterday, I am declaring this day my absolute faith in God. I believe that no condition a loved one or I could face is incurable or unresolvable. My faith builds itself on the truth of God’s Word: “For with God all things are possible.” I have faith in myself to keep believing, and I have absolute faith in God to bring about good results.

Jesus said, “Have faith in God. Truly I tell you, if you say to this mountain, “Be taken up and thrown into the sea, and if you do not doubt in your heart, but believe, what you say will come to pass. It will be done for you.” Mark 11:22-23


I am writing to you because at this moment in time several of my family members have a storm cloud in their lives. Won’t you join hearts and minds with all members of our family to give thanks to God, as our Creator; but also as a loving Father, who cares for us and at any crossroad in our lives is willing to walk with us and guide our way? His love for us and our love for Him will bring peace and keep us from what seems fearful. May His holy Presence be in each of us to guide with His divine wisdom. Isa. 58:11 says,” He will guide you continually.” So let’s resolve to open our hearts to God’s revealed love and ask Him in His Son’s name to let this cup pass from us. Not our will, but His be done.

All my love,

Hugs and prayers. Rebyw

“The Lord is my strength and my shield; in Him my heart trusts.” Ps. 28:7

About Brenda B. Taylor

The desire to write historical fiction has long been a passion with Brenda B. Taylor. Since elementary school, she has written stories in her spare time. Brenda earned three degrees: a BSE from Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas; a MEd from Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas; and an EdD from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas; then worked as a teacher and administrator in the Texas Public School system. Only after retirement could she fulfill the dream of publication. Brenda and her husband make their home in beautiful East Texas where they enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, and working in Bethabara Faith Ministry, Inc. She crafts stories about the extraordinary lives of ordinary people in her favorite place overlooking bird feeders, bird houses, and a variety of blooming trees and flowers. She sincerely thanks all who purchase and read her books. Her desire is that the message in each book will touch the heart of the reader as it did hers in the writing.
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