Life’s Flash Floods


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Lately it may seem to other’s that bad luck has been following us, but the truth is, these situations that seem to arise unexpectedly are actually blessings in disguise.
This morning was eventful with a water leak; causing Jess to have to shut off main water. It was a little frustrating, but we chose to flow with it and not allow it to overtake us by complaining or arguing like we had done ritually in the past.  In doing so, our neighbors gracefully came over and gave us a helping hand. I became concerned about Jess overheating again; it was just a few weeks ago he had had a heat-stroke and was hospitalized for a couple of days,  but our neighbor showed up and helped him get this job done.
Another event just happened two days ago when Jess’s wallet was stolen right out of his truck. He left the garage door open all night, and that was an invitation for the thieves. I could have got angry and yelled at Jess for not closing the door, but that would not have made any difference in the situation; it was useless and a waste of energy. The good that came out that was his wallet was found a couple of hours later in a stolen car; the police contacted me and informed me that they found his wallet with everything still in its place. After praising the Lord and crying tears of joy I was again humbled by the Lord’s intervention (Psalm 18).
What was the blessing in life’s little frustrations?
The blessing is knowing that we won’t drown in life’s flash floods; there will always be a reaching hand to pull us up.
This is just a another example of why Jesus says to love your neighbor as you love yourself (Mark 12:31). Psalm 34:19 says that the righteous face many troubles, but the Lord delivers them from them all.
Our righteousness is not something we have attained on our own. We are the Righteousness of God through believing that Jesus is the Son of God, and He died for our sins.
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