So this morning when I woke up, there were clouds in the sky and some relief from the oppressive heat. While it will still reach 100 degrees today, compared to yesterday, it is a much needed breath of fresh air. (OK it’s the valley…the air is never really “fresh”) According to the weather reports, we have at least nine more days of triple digits, which makes today’s cool breeze only a brief respite. So where am I now? I am sitting outside while I can! There is a slight breeze and the clouds are doing a good job of keeping those scorching rays at bay. As I sit here enjoying the little bit of heaven, it reminded me of a prayer that I had yesterday.
There is a gal at our church who is going through cancer treatments. As I was thinking and praying for her, I just asked God to give her some normalcy. Just a little something that day to remind her of what life would be like after her treatments were done. Just a little relief from the pain and stress she is going through. It was exciting for me to hear her post later that morning, that she had taken a small but encouraging step. It was not the “end of the tunnel” for her, but just a bit of light to keep on going.
It was just a bit of relief. Sometimes though, that is all we get. It’s hard, because what we
really want is that breakthrough. That resolution to our problem, illness, finances or situation. What we get though most of the time, is just a little relief. That little bit of calm encouragement, in whatever form it takes, that allows us to continue down the road we are on.
So if you’re walking that tough road, whatever it may be, look for those moments of relief. Don’t miss them. They are hope given to you today, that gives strength for the steps you will take tomorrow.
The humble will see their God at work and be glad. Let all who seek God’s help be encouraged. Psalm 69:32
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