Hurricane season begins in just a few days and preparation is well underway. Our home is surrounded by trees which could become a detriment during a storm. It’s important to survey their health and remove any dead or unhealthy branches to make sure they don’t end up through the roof. It also helps to remove some of the weight because they become extra heavy during the accompanying rainfall. Our mental health is very similar. After going through a stressful time, you feel like you’ve just been through a hurricane. In the same way you prepare your home for a storm, you should be preparing for life’s personal storms so that it takes a lot of effort on the part of the devil to rock you. Armor up with the Word of God, pray, forgive and seek forgiveness. Do a mental checklist to make sure you have handled any fear, unbelief, trauma, and rejection; because when the storms come, the weight of your past will come flooding back.
Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 1 Peter 5:6-8