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Experience is a brutal teacher, but you learn. My god, do you learn.
You’re enjoying the most perfect weather. It’s sunny and beautiful and you almost feel like you can touch the pale blue sky. But then you spot a small cloud and slowly but surely that cloud starts grow. It gets bigger and bigger and it becomes darker and darker and before you know it the sky is fully covered. And that’s when you know. A storm is coming. You try to prepare yourself for it. You put on your raincoat and rain boots and you grab your umbrella but as much as you try to shield yourself from it you somehow manage to get wet. Other times, the storm catches you off guard and you get soaked and the rain doesn’t stop. Oh no, it pours and you hear the thunder and see the lightning. This isn’t just rain, it’s a storm. And keeps going day after day, week after week and you feel like it just won’t stop. But then the lightning stops and you don’t hear the thunder anymore. The rain slowly stops to pour and it turns into a drizzle and then it suddenly just stops. Then the clouds start clearing up a little and for a second, a ray of sunshine shines through, and you soak it up as much as you can. It doesn’t last very long though, as quickly as it appeared it disappears. And that little ray of sunshine that shone for one second gives us hope. Hope that even though we can’t see the sun, it’s there behind those heavy clouds and just like it came through for one second it will ultimately come through for a lifetime.
My Christian brothers, you should be happy when you have all kinds of tests. You know these prove your faith. It helps you not to give up. Learn well how to wait so you will be strong and complete and in need of nothing. If you do not have wisdom, ask God for it. He is always ready to give it to you and will never say you are wrong for asking