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

Waiting for the Storms




*Day after update: Two people lost their lives in our area, and many homes, vehicles destroyed.  Scary stuff…be safe if you are in the path of these storms*



We are currently under a number of storm warnings and most of the impact could be felt after 11 pm. Uh, no…..I would rather be asleep. This might be an interesting evening.

It is no secret that we have lost our homes in two storms. One was in 1982 and we lived in a trailer, a tornado got that one. The other was from a derecho in 2009 and we rebuilt our home in the same location. Thankfully the foundation was solid and we in essence were able to remodel it. We moved out for three months and have been back for 9 years. I have written about it in more detail on this post image-2-28-17-at-7-53-pm-1

So I think when storm warnings are blowing up on social media, my phone and TV….I get a little….let us say…concerned.

But tonight I am not shaking. Oh, my heartbeat will increase when the sirens are wailing and I am in my closet (confession)…but waiting has me thinking.

I remember the days that I use to wait for bad things to happen in my life because there had not been any bad things in a while! I felt I deserved it in some strange way.

Crazy huh?

Now as I wait…I have been warned. I can prepare to an extent. But guess what? I cannot do one thing to stop it. Life happens. Storms occur. And the Father is right by our sides.

So when the sun shines…He is there. When the storms rage….He is there.

I guess as you age and experience life you realize that more and more. He is so faithful. He has never left me, and He never will.

And if the storm rages tonight, He will still be there.

Even in my “tornado closet” in the hallway…when the sirens really wail!nahum-1_7~Be Encouraged Today~


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~

5 thoughts on “Waiting for the Storms

  1. I always wanted to ask you Tammy, what state do you live in? I heard hubby’s phone go off at 5:15 am with a tornado watch but this area of Ohio hardly ever gets tornados, praise God. Prays for safety to you dear friend.


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