Sometimes we know when a storm is blowing in. Sometimes the smell of the air or the way the wind is blowing will indicate that its time to batten down the hatches and take cover.
I know in Ireland we get more storms than we do sunshine, but we have adapted and it takes a lot to keep us indoors and under cover.
Sometimes though a real hum dinger of a storm catches us unaware. We neither see it coming nor hear its approach until its too late.
Today I’m really just writing down my thoughts on a possible approaching storm. Tomorrow is exam result day for my girls. They have worked so hard for these exams, and they face tomorrow with a little fear and a lot of faith.
For my eldest girl, the outcome will dictate her University choice. She needs A’s and B’s to achieve the University of her Choice.
My younger daughter really needs all A’s and just one B to stay on course for a career in medicine.
So today I sit here and strain my ears to try and hear the whisper of the wind. Is it going to be a gentle breeze that makes us rejoice, or is it going to bring in a storm of panic and career meetings and frantic phone calls?
To be honest my friends, I don’t know. But I do know this: That he who holds tomorrow in his hands holds my girls as they open those envelopes. And He will direct their path and make their way straight.
You see in the storm he is our anchor, he is their anchor.
A bad exam result is not the end of the world, though it may feel like it at the time.
But I watch the weather, I praise and I ask for wisdom for tomorrow... No point in sitting and doing nothing when the wind is blowing is there?
Dear Beth. I do feel for all your family, as you wait for "Those Envelopes." I have been there, with my children over the years. However, as Scripture says..."Our times are in His Hands," and I'm sure that we would not want it to be any other way. However it is a stressful time, and my prayers are with you all.
Much love. ..... x x
Every storm must end sometime, no matter how long or strong it is.
Someone once told me long ago to never doubt what might happen one day for we never know what God might have in store the next. Trusting God for the very best for you and your daughters.
Yes, it is good to know that our times are in His hands. I'm praying that God will direct the paths your girls are taking and that they will understand that He has them... no matter what!
amen, and let's go fly a couple of kites... they should do well,eh? Job 8:21, Prov.31:25, there's a verse that tells us that the Father laughs at schemes of the enemy, but I can't find it right now...
Ah, bethy, it's so cotton-pickin' hard to sit and watch our children's futures unfold. At least it is for me. And where I know we are not to fear the storm that we can sense approaching in our arthritic knees, it occurs to me that when a storm feels nearby, God gave us a brain to go and find our umbrella and have it handy for when the storm hits.
Sometimes the storm blows past with merely a gentle wind that ruffles our hair a bit, but still, we should have that umbrella handy.
I was thinking of some possible umbrellas we could have ready near the door in case the storm hits. First I think of the Word of God. And then I think of having a plan A and a plan B and a teachable heart willing to be directed . . . I don't mean to imply that God needs a plan B. I'm just thinking that sometimes we need to be humble enough to consider that our ways are not God's way, and even our best plan A must give way to His plan.
Great blog, and I sure feel the love you have for your kids. My kids are on like my Plan Y or Plan Z, but all along are on God's Plan A.
B2Y - "Every storm must end sometime, no matter how long or strong it is." There are alot of lessons in those few words!
Great blog Bethy - It truly is Gods plan not ours and worring which way the wind is blowing won't change it's direction.
bethy... as I have told you many many of times. We will pray for God's will to be done, for when we walk in his will, we will not fail. We will pray for them,and you but which ever way the storm may lead we will be faithful, for he will be faithful in all we do.
ptl2008..I love that song, that brought me back a many of memories...thanks for sharing that and how true it is...
Love u BETH... AJ