we get tangled up in our problems, be still.
wants us to be still so He can untangle the knot. When affliction
comes, we must have courage, that quality of mind which
enables us to encounter danger and difficulties with firmness, without fear, or fainting of heart; valor;
boldness; resolution. We should thank God for what we have, trust Him for what we need and have peace
and contentment. Let us learn from the story that follows.
ago, a farmer owned a land along the Atlantic seacoast. He constantly advertised
for hired hands. Most people were reluctant to work on farms along the Atlantic.
They dreaded the awful storms that raged across the Atlantic, wreaking havoc on
the buildings and crops.
the farmer interviewed applicants for the job, he received a steady stream of
refusals. Finally, a short, thin man, well past middle age, approached the
farmer. "Are you a good farm hand?" the farmer asked him. "Well,
I can sleep when the wind blows," answered the little man.
Although puzzled by this answer, the farmer, desperate for help, hired him. The
little man worked well around the farm, busy from dawn to dusk, and the
farmer felt satisfied with the man's work. Then one night the wind howled loudly
in from offshore. Jumping out of bed, the farmer grabbed a lantern and rushed
next door to the hired hand's sleeping quarters. He shook the little man and
yelled, "Get up! A storm is coming! Tie
things down before they blow away!" The little man rolled over in bed and
said firmly, "No sir. I told you, I can sleep when the wind blows."
Enraged by the response, the farmer was tempted to fire him on the spot.
Instead, he hurried outside to prepare for the storm. To his amazement, he
discovered that all of the haystacks had been covered with tarpaulins. The cows
were in the barn, the chickens were in the coops, and the doors were barred. The
shutters were tightly secured. Everything was tied down.
Nothing could blow away. The farmer then understood what his hired hand meant,
so he returned to his bed to also sleep while the wind blew.
we're prepared, spiritually, mentally, and physically, we have nothing to
fear. Can you sleep when the wind blows through your life? The hired hand in the
story was able to sleep because he had secured the farm against the storm.
secure ourselves against the storms of life by grounding ourselves in the Word
of God. We don't need to understand, we just need to hold His hand to have peace
in the middle of storms.
hope you enjoy your day and you sleep well.
By Tim Pedrosa
courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones;
and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep
in peace. God is awake...~Victor
in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. ~Proverbs
3:5 and 6~