Sunday, August 26, 2012

Rising Above Storms

Even though a storm is threatening Florida, my home is peaceful.  I'm reminded that we have the power to find peace in any situation.  We just need to have faith and embrace our inner strengths.

I found this story at

Did you know that an eagle knows when a storm is approaching long before it breaks?  The eagle will fly to some high spot and wait for the winds to come. When the storm hits, it sets its wings so that the wind will pick it up and lift it above the storm. While the storm rages below, the eagle is soaring above it.  The eagle does not escape the storm. It simply uses the storm to lift it higher. It rises on the winds that bring the storm.

When the storms of life come upon us – and all of us will experience them – we can rise above them by setting our minds and our belief toward God. The storms do not have to overcome us. We can allow God’s power to lift us above them.

God enables us to ride the winds of the storm that bring sickness, tragedy, failure and disappointment in our lives. We can soar above the storm.  Remember, it is not the burdens of life that weigh us down, it is how we handle them.


  1. Great post. I wish you and your family the best while the storm rages.

  2. This reminds me of Hebrews 11:1. My fav verse. Faith--the substance of hope.

  3. Very good. I wish I had wings to soar above the storms. :-) Being in FL, too, I'm seeing the storm will not hit us directly at this point. New Orleans will be the target again. I pray people LEAVE this time.

  4. Me, too, Mare. I remember the aftermath of Katrina. Thank God it's only a tropical storm at this point.

  5. How beautiful, may we all always find the strength to soar above storms.