Bending in the Wind...Beauty Blooms.
“Like the magnolia tree, She bends with the wind, Trials and tribulation may weather her, Yet, after the storm her beauty blooms, See her standing there, like steel, With her roots forever buried, Deep in her Southern soil.” ― Nancy B. Brewer, Letters from Lizzie
Weathering storms... outside and inside is always a challenge. Usually we seem to avoid thinking about Divine Order and we try to overthink the situation. When storm clouds brew on the horizon what do you do? To be wise is to be alert. My daughter, Stacey, always has a plan B. (I think she learned that from me.) Next you have to keep tuned in to what is happening around you. Be alert.
We cannot always get it right. We cannot always be prepared. We cannot always just let life happen. We have to be flexible but also have a reasonable plan of action. Our heavenly Father, is always there and if we stay connected to Him, He will show us the way when we feel like we are against a wall.
‘A prudent man sees trouble coming and ducks; a simpleton walks in blindly and is clobbered.’ Proverbs 27:11
Let those clouds roll by... Laurie