There was a woman working in a small town in Latin America who tried coping with her depression. She was experiencing marital problems, as well as conflicts with the people she worked with.
Without warning, an earthquake struck one day. In those moments of panic and fear she ran with the other people to the relative safety of a garden plaza as buildings shattered and dust billowed.
“For those moments I saw everything so clearly,” she recalls, “how I could become so much kinder to my husband, how other relationships could work out. In an instant and with such gratitude I saw how it would be so easy for me to turn things around.”
In that dramatic moment this woman had glimpsed how the brokenness in her life could be mended. At that moment she saw clearly how she could bring about healing in her life. At that moment it was as if God had spoken to her in a most dramatic way.
Sometimes that happens to us. We cannot attain the presence of God. We’re already in the presence of God. What’s missing is our own awareness of God who is right here with us.
Thanks to Arthur G. Ferry
Think of a time when YOU felt the presence of God in a special way.
GOD’S STRENGTH IN YOUR TIME OF WEAKNESS IS GOD’S PRESENCE IN YOUR LIFE!