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