Are you prepared to ride out the storm?
Although the weatherman had predicted storms, I sat listening to a teleconference Thursday evening assuming his words were W R O N G. Why? Because the rain had come earlier and all was clear in time for my trek from work.
As I sat listening intently to the speaker on the call, suddenly I could not hear her voice any more. I assumed that something had gone wrong with her equipment. Within just a few seconds, I was engulfed in a blanket of blackness as the stormed rolled through shutting down the power in my area.
Once again I was busy assuming that surely the lights would not be off long. WRONG again…it wasn’t until midday Friday that electricity was restored, which thankfully was before they had estimated.
All my wrong assumptions left me groping around in the dark, trying to find where I had placed my candles and flashlight.
What happens when we make the wrong assumptions in our spiritual lives?
When we assume that we are somehow exempt from the storms of life because of our profession of faith, it can leave many feeling disillusioned.
Jesus gave us a prediction that in this life there will be trouble but take heart he has overcome them all.
What happens when we assume that something is wrong with God because we don’t hear him any more? He seems far away.
Perhaps the reason for the disconnect lies in all the beautiful stuff that beckons us to come take a look or the incessant activity that draws us out of his presence.