Stormy Weather

“And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock.” Matthew 7:25 ESV

“There is always inequality in life. Some men are killed in a war and some men are wounded and some men never leave the country. Life is unfair.” President John F. Kennedy

Have you felt like life is a setup? Do you wonder why evil people live in prosperity and you’ve barely got enough money for milk and bread? Life is so unfair! Me too. It’s a living reality that requires daily struggle.

Here’s why:

“So that you may [show yourselves to] be the children of your Father who is in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on those who are evil and on those who are good, and makes the rain fall on the righteous [those who are morally upright] and the unrighteous [the unrepentant, those who oppose Him].”

It’s clear. Everyone has tough times. Everyone experiences losses. Everyone faces death. Some houses will fall. Not everyone is His child.

Personally, professionally, socially and nationally, the floods and winds are beating on our “house.” And just like the weather, there’s not much we can do.

 Except… cling to the Father and his promises—dependency encouraged here

Live in the present – The past is history, the future a mystery

Count our blessings


Reach out

Reach in

Look for opportunities to be kind and helpful

Share with another


And remember: “It Came to pass”

Our Father uses these times and situations to develop our character, prune our unfruitful branches, fertilize our trust and faith, and create loving and persevering people. We are his children. We aren’t “illegitimate.” We aren’t neglected, abused or abandoned and we have a Father who always comes through. And it passes.


As children, we were afraid of the dark, afraid of others and scared of punishment. As adults, we still have “monsters and boogeymen.” The Father says, “Do not fear” 365 times in the Bible. One for each day.


Dear Father,

We thank you for providing for our needs and for some of our wants. We thank you we have something to contribute even during stormy times. We thank you we can say during the storms, “Help me!” And you do.

Help us to help another today. Your word says, “Bear each other’s burdens and we fulfill the law of Christ.” Fears and troubles are lessened when carried by two.


Published by Barbara Hinther

Barbara Hinther author of Meditations and Encouragement for the Caregiver of a Loved One with Dementia and What About Me, God. Time to share what she has learned and hopefully, others will know they are not alone. This too, shall pass with beautiful, yet painful, lessons. Barbara lives in a rural town in Idaho where all is community. Bless everyone in the community for their support and their never-ending let’s pitch in attitude! She worked in marketing for over 30 years and volunteered with the Idaho Youth Ranch and St. Vincent’s de Paul Thrift Store. Then her hardest job ever was caring for her husband who died from Lewy body dementia and needed her full-time care. Feelings of abandonment were constant. Life was very difficult for a while, but love, faith and hope will overcome. Let the adventure continue!

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