Wednesday, October 6, 2010

10 Minutes of Turbulence....

A year ago I was on a flight to D.R. That plane was shaking so violently you'd have thought it was going to break apart. And trying to stay faithfull I thought, "This is it! It's over. There is no way we're going to make it through." But sure enough after about ten minutes that seemed like an eternity, we made it through the turbulence, and it was just as calm and smooth as it was before. An hour or two later, we landed safely at our destination.
I've found that's the way it is in life sometimes. We're going along and everything is just fine—you have a good job, you're healthy, the children are blessed. Then you hit some turbulence. You get a negative medical report. A relationship goes through a storm. You're named in a lawsuit. Your mind tells you, "This is the way it's always going to be. You're never going to get well. That lawsuit is going to sink you. The relationship is never going to work out." No, let me assure you, you're just in a part of your "ten minutes of turbulence." Things may look really bad, but this too shall pass. God is still on the throne. He has brought you safe and sound this far, and He's going to carry you through. Just because it's rocky and people around you are hollering and you feel like panicking, doesn't mean it's over. Sooner or later you're going to come through that turbulence, and it's going to be just as smooth and calm as it was before.
Maybe you're going through your ten minutes of turbulence right now. I've heard it said, "Trouble is inevitable, but misery is optional." You may be in the midst of a storm, but don't let that storm get in you. The way you fight through is to keep your focus on Jesus. Keep singing His praise because praise precedes the victory. Hold on to Him and let Him carry you to the place of safety and peace today.


  1. This is so beautiful!!! SO inspiring. And, yes, truthful. "Serenity is not freedom from the storm, but peace amid the storm" ... blessings!!

  2. what a timely post, in these days when so many are suffering. walk in faith, yes?

  3. faith is sometimes all we have, but i find that it can be all we need.
    hello my friend!
    ; )