Shelter from the Storm

What started as a damp, cloudy and misty rain type morning, is trying to become a sunny afternoon. The sun is trying so persistently to break through the thickness of the clouds.

Do you have days like that? Where you wake up kinda foggy, but as the day moves on, you find your groove. I love the feeling of just slipping into the day, verses letting the day engulf me. Things are happening in my life that I have to be careful not to get sucked in.

rock (360x640)Spotting this in my backyard, it spoke to me in several ways. I posted it on Letitgocoach Facebook page, and it received beautiful comments. I could relate to each comment, because I too had seen what they had seen.

I started out admiring the smaller rock, stuck down in the crack. It fits perfectly, and is protected from anything that runs by. It would seem, it has been there a while, because the grass is gently surrounding it giving it more shelter.

I have taken shelter from the storms of life many times. It kinda feels like going into a hole, and staying there until it passes. What if we get so cozy, we don’t want to come out? That is where the larger rock comes into play.

The larger rock could be a faithful friend, or God himself. The friend could be stopping by to encourage you. To check and see when you are coming out. What I find interesting is, the larger rock knew about this place, but look how large it is. If it once used this space, it made the choice to leave and grow. The smaller rock is now stuck, it cannot grow, and is missing out on life.

God understands we need shelter, and encourages us to lean on Him. I have felt before like I was hiding underneath God, and clinging to the hem of His garment, just trying to get through. He would calm my storm when I absolutely couldn’t take anymore, but then He got to the point of letting it rage, and calming me instead. I can be filled with peace in the storm.

Are you stuck? Have you grown comfortable? Grab onto your rock, and pull yourself out. God will send a friend, or even Himself because your life is to be lived. It’s okay to take shelter every now and again, but don’t stay there long. Life happens fast, and it only happens once. Be brave Beautiful Souls. You can live this life and it’s designed to be beautiful, just like you.

Barbara is a writer, Entrepreneur and Mom to her 16-year-old daughter. She loves dipping cookies in her coffee in the morning and has a pretty healthy obsession for chocolate. When she started this Blog in 2014 Letitgocoach was what stuck. She enjoys helping people Let Go of what is holding them back from having a beautiful life. Her life today is an example of Letting Go and Letting God. You may connect with her via email.



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