When the wind is knocked out of your sail, ask the wind to blow

on Wednesday, 14 February 2018. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

When unexpected adversity visits us, it can be a devastating experience spiritually, financially and even physically. The operative word here is “visit”. To visit actually means an occasion when someone goes to a place to see and talk to someone for usually a brief time. In other words, it’s not a permanent stay. Our problem is that we can allow things to stay when it was meant only for a visit.

God allows all things to work together for our good. Sometimes these adversities are allowed to “work” things in a positive way on our behalf, but that doesn’t change the fact that some situations can knock the wind out of your sails.

The Hebrew word “Ruach” actually translates to mean “Spirit” or “wind”. It is an expression of the Holy Spirit that brings life like it did to Adam when God blew the breath of life into him. Gen. 2:7. “Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.”

The same wind that brought life to Adam is the wind that carries your sails and when you feel that you are depleted, broken and without a reference or compass for your life, ask the wind to blow again. Tell Him to fill up your sails once again so that you can maneuver through unchartered territory.

Beloved you are never without hope, you are never in a place where God can’t find and rescue you. Ask the wind to blow in your life and give you what you need to make it to your destiny. Every blessing to you all, my faithful readers!

©2/9/18 LBW