In the book of Nahum, we learn that those that trust in God and are innocent of evil will eventually be freed from oppression. Nahum 1:7 states, “The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.”

In Psalm 91, we learn that he will guard you in “the secret place” and he will “make a table for you in the presence of your enemies.” We learn that he will break the arrows of the enemy before they even come nigh us and protect us from harm both physical and spiritual. Although we go through great troubles, he will provide. He is our source of consolation in trials and tribulation.

One of the key indicators of God’s presence is whirlwinds. It is cited many times in the Bible. Both small and large destructive whirlwinds are indicators of God.

2 weeks ago, I saw three whirlwinds. Literally, I saw them and my husband did too. They were not a vision.

The first I saw in a field on my way home from Walmart. The second, was a big whirlwind that I witnessed over my right shoulder as I was cleaning dishes in the kitchen. It swirled right towards my cabin and was big and hit it directly but I was safe from harm. It surprised me though. The third whirlwind, I saw in the field to the south about 10 minutes later.

3 whirlwinds – God, Son, and Holy Spirit. The Trinity with the Son being the second and largest one that came to my home directly but I was unharmed and safe inside. It was a great swirling of snow and wind that hit the house directly but did no harm. It was sudden and fast and I had little time to react.

Matthew 25:13

“Keep awake therefore; for you know neither the day nor the hour. … Watch therefore, for you don’t know the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.”

It was a message. I am certain. The second whirlwind symbolized Yahweh.

God is slow to anger and grieved by injustice. He is willing to help all who seek refuge in him and ask for his mercy and do repentance. I went to church and prayed with a priest and confessed my wrongs. It was not easy to humble my pride and show my shame but I knew it was the right thing to do. I was comforted by the priest who told me I must release anger and forgive others, give them the benefit of the doubt and be child-like in my treatment of others. I should not make snap judgments and be slow to anger. He said I should try to serve others with kindness in all things I do.

I am trying to get right with God. I am going back to church. I still have a lot of work to do on myself and it is a daily struggle. I have a lot of sass and sometimes I say things that I should not.

Easter is coming soon. He is the way, the light, the Truth, and the resurrection, the revival. Spring is coming too when all good things sprout and grow on the Earth and we are filled with peace and joy, hope and happiness, and given abundant blessings. There is so much to be grateful for in this world.

“With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.” ― Max Ehrmann, Desiderata

“Forgetting what is behind and straining towards what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 3:13-14

“Do not be anxious of anything. But by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, put your requests before God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Jesus Christ.”

Phillippians 4:6

“Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any praise, think on these things.”

Philippians 4:8

“I have learned in whatsoever state I am in, therewith to be content.”

Philippians 4:11

Now is a good time to get right with God.

In God we trust. God will direct your steps. Just believe.

“Now I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel. As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guard and to everyone else I am in the chains for Christ. And because of my chains, most of the brothers and sisters of the Lord have been encouraged to speak the Word of God more courageously and fearlessly.” (St. Paul writing from prison to encourage and renew faith in others.)

Philippians 1:12-14.


Author: J. Speer

I like to write. I have 5 books currently on Amazon, mostly fiction. I try to write positive and uplifting children's stories, expressive poetry for women, and interesting articles about personal growth, alternative medicine, and spirituality. My stories are often about diverse people but with human connection in mind through inner perspective. I love my characters especially the ones from my first book, Searching for Fire. I moved recently to Vermont. I live in the North Country region near Lake Willoughby, one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. My heart will always be with Kansas but I love travel and meeting new people with diverse perspectives on life. I have found Vermonters to have many admirable qualities like stoicism and a love and stewardship of nature. My hobbies are writing, gardening, outdoor activities like kayaking, fishing, and hiking. I am an amateur herbalist. Many years ago, an alternative medicine doctor cured me of a respiratory illness by teaching me about vitamins and for that, I owe her a debt of gratitude. I recently bought a Jeep Wrangler that fits my personality and love for adventure. Associated with the military in my younger years, I have lived in Israel, Germany, and Virginia as well - all of which I loved in different ways. I thoroughly believe in the military spouse phrase, "bloom where you are planted" and endeavor to carry a positive optimism wherever I roam. Most days are good but admittedly I get down sometimes. I am prone to sadness or severe cynicism at times, so I turn to music as my consolation and source of expression or inspiration. My favorite songs currently are "How Deep is Your Love" by the Beegees, "La Vie en Rose", "A Million Dreams" or maybe Karen Carpenter singing "Close to You" or Elton John singing "Your Song." I also like "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us" by Starship or "I'll Stand by You" by The Pretenders. "Faithfully" by Journey always reminds me of rollerskating with friends in the 1980s. My favorite quotes are from the Velveteen Rabbit, Steve Jobs, and this one..."To the caterpillar it was the end of the world, but to the butterfly it was merely a beautiful beginning." Or there is the quote from Peter Pan teaching Wendy..."What if I fall? But, oh my darling, what if you fly?" I also believe in being a pearl - graceful on the outside but full of grit and gratitude on the inside. My favorite women of the Bible are Ruth, Hannah, and Hagar. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Cheers, friend.

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