Encouragement for Today~In today's world of swirling circumstances, we need to be reminded of how much we are loved by God.

Changing Clouds

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132I am simply mesmerized by storms. You would think I would not be willing to take pictures based on my experience with them.

Tornado, derecho, tropical storm, tropical depression, small hurricane…I think that is all we have experienced, at least at this point of our lives. The joke with my friends is to “stay away from her…she is a storm magnet.”

As I watched the storm materialize tonight and took pictures of the storm clouds, I was reminded of our lives. Of course the obvious comparison is to the storms in our lives. And we all have many storms.

But my heart was drawn to time. How quickly things can change in one’s life. From one moment to the next….circumstances can flip as quickly as those storm clouds move through the sky.

One minute you see a red spot that looks strange on your back, the next moment it is most likely skin cancer. At any given time your teenage child is sitting in the driveway learning how to drive, in the next moment your phone is ringing because of an accident.

Our lives can change…quickly.

But as quickly as the bad news can come…good news can come as well. A bill for an unexpected home crisis arises…and someone hands you money to cover the bill. A blind date with someone who didn’t seem your type has suddenly become your soul mate.

Friends, the good news is that you are not alone. No matter the nature of the changes, or the quickness in which they occur….the Heavenly Father is right there with you in each circumstance!

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:7

I believe that we all need this reminder. You are LOVED. You are CHERISHED. You are NOT ALONE.

~Be Blessed


“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,


*NIV Bible, personal photos

Author: sptchmom777

I love Jesus. If I say nothing else, that is enough. But for those curiosity seekers, I am a 60 year old former special education teacher, current part time CCM Radio Announcer and author... who is married to her high school sweetheart. We have been together for 44 years, married almost 41 of those years! We have raised two sons, who are now married, have jobs and mortgages. AND...we became grandparents to a beautiful baby girl in 2018!! We also have our furry son, a West Highland Terrier. My heart's desire is to encourage people in their daily life. I believe that the Father speaks to us all the time, sometimes I have been too busy to listen. Even during times of trials and troubles, which seem endless right now in 2020, HE is present and loves us unconditionally. Thanks for reading. ~Be Encouraged Today~

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