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scripture friday.

Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his faithful servants.

– The Bible

Ben Sturner @leverageagency

Ben Sturner @leverageagency

A rainbow appearing to originate from the World Trade Center 

Eve of September 11, 2015

God is with us.

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friday quote.

Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.
-Maya Angelou

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panic attacks (part 2)

The world is not perfect.

Our bodies are not perfect.

Things wear out. Things go wrong.

That should go without saying. But often, we are surprised when it happens to us. 

The Bible says God works all things out for our good. That’s very comforting. Especially when you have experienced God doing this for you.

Having panic attacks disrupted my rhythm. But they caused me to see life in a new way. Not only was I sincerely grateful for medication that helped (which caused gratefulness to be extended in other areas), but I found areas in my life where I needed to slow down, manage stress, and most of all, feeling empathy, sympathy, and compassion for others. This wasn’t a lesson, but God’s desire to free us from things that we do not realize hinder us. He just doesn’t think the way we do. He takes the ashes and gives us beauty.

Whatever you are going through, it’s not the end of the story. I know it seems like it, but just like the rainbow after a storm, we have hope.

rainbow-valley_l

 

Nature reveals the heart of God for humanity. Even if you don’t believe in God, or are not sure there is a God, all you have to do is look around and you will see him everywhere.

And even if your situation doesn’t change, God gives us the comfort and strength to endure.

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take heart.

I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth.

– The Bible

It is very troubling to go through painful situations.

There is nothing you can do to prevent it.

You can learn to live with it. And the very best way to do that is to know God is with you.

The fact that God put a rainbow in the sky for a sign to all of us and telling us why it’s there, tells me He cares.

why?

There’s so much we don’t understand.

Yet, there’s much we do understand.

A storm doesn’t have the last laugh.

And just when you think you can’t go on – times of refreshing come.

And sadness disappears when joy shows up.

But you have to believe – even when you wonder why.

See beyond the moment!