Storms come along and leave a mess. Then the next day, the sun comes out, and the weather is pleasant, but you still have a lot to clean up. The sooner you begin cleaning, the quicker the recovery. Doesn’t that ring true about our spiritual life also? When we receive the crushing blow of heartbreak, we tend to want to wallow in self-pity, hide away from others, and avoid involvement in the community. However, this storm will also pass. When the sun comes out, do you stay hidden or begin picking up the pieces and cleaning? If you remain where you are, the enemy will use that to continue to oppress you and hope you spiral into severe depression. Don’t let him win! It may take some time, but you have to start somewhere. Begin with the easy stuff, like going to dinner or the grocery store. Get out the rake and pick up a few limbs, and before you know it, your yard will be clean and you will smile again.
“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock.” Matthew 7:24-25