This afternoon we took the girls to an Indianapolis Indians baseball game. The Indians are the "farm team" for the Pittsburgh Pirates. We try to go at least once a year. The game was what you normally expect from Indiana... hot, muggy... and then... BOOM!
It was really weird, the clouds had been building for a couple innings, and we had checked the radar, but the rain was still a ways away... so we went to get ice cream. Just a few minutes after we returned to our seats, the BOOM! A strike of lightning off to the NW, and a huge thunderclap. God must have wanted the game to on on though, because the storm seemed to make a turn just NW of the ballpark. Two more innings went by, lots of menacing clouds, and lightening, still off to the NW, and no rain.
Then, a little bit of rain.
The Indians had gone up 2-1 over Charlotte Knights as the storm was building, and we were wondering if the game would be called because of the weather. After all, we were through the 7th inning.
But then something REALLY happened... the Indians fell apart. They stopped working as a team, and Charlotte went up 6-2. Maybe they were too focused on the weather and no longer focused on the game.
Sometimes our lives are like that.
Sometimes a scary situation arises, or we get distracted by worries, and we fall apart. What we should be doing is turning our eyes back on God, but we start watching the rain, and being scared by the lightening.
If this has happened to you, let me reassure you, God is there just waiting for you to call out to Him. He may choose not to calm the storm, but He will call you, His child. If you have fallen apart, let Him put you back together and lead you where He wants you to go.