Sudden Storms

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This is not the blog to read today if you’re anti-inspiration. Just saying.

One of my favorite books is Streams in the Desert by L.B. Cowman–which is really funny to put in writing because I love so many books that I should never say any one of them is my favorite.

(Streams in the Desert is definitely my favorite.)

In her book, Mrs. Cowman quotes Annie Johnson Flint:

His grace is great enough to meet the great things–
The crashing waves that overwhelm the soul,
The roaring winds that leave us stunned and breathless,
The sudden storms beyond our life’s control.

His grace is great enough to meet the small things–
The little pinprick troubles that annoy,
The insect worries, buzzin and persistent,
The squeaking wheels that grate upon our joy.

How true.

This week, I’ve observed the need for both kinds of grace. I’ve watched as a friend’s life came to a screetching stand-still after her husband was in a tragic accident. I’ve watched as four members of one family went into the hospital for four different reasons. And I’ve listened as a daughter pleaded for the prayers of her friends on behalf of her dad, struggling with a difficult illness.

Additionally, I’ve faced looming deadlines, experienced frustrations in the office, encountered piles of laundry that re-appear in the hampers every weekend, and faced the insecurities of my own limitations.

But the good news for God’s children is this: His grace is sufficient for it all.

All of it.

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