After a very heavy downpour and storm in our area, I went outside and found this to be the condition of our gutter:
I was shocked to see how much junk had been sitting there. Obviously it had been hidden from sight, and unless we had climbed up intentionally to inspect the gutters we would not have discovered this mess for quite some time.
And then I considered how similar to my own heart this is...
There is often junk buried deep within, hidden from sight. It can go unnoticed for quite some time.
Sometimes it takes the fierce storms of my life to reveal the cleaning that needs to take place.
I'm so grateful that He is always willing to tackle my mess that He finds in the midst of those storms! And dare I say, even grateful for the storm that came on my path to reveal the mess?
For if there had not been the storm... there may have never been the revealing. The healing. The cleansing.
Perhaps there is a "storm" in your life setting itself up to bring cleansing as well?...