Dreams about Storms
Through the years I have had my fair share of dreams about storms. In the early days I realized that this meant that there was trouble coming my way in the near future. So what did they mean? In some cases the trouble involved problems with the kids while others involved parents getting sick. Some included the loss of those same parents. One actually involved a hurricane as we live on the gulf coast of Texas. I found out that first impressions about ‘storm’ dreams were usually wrong. God did not show me how long it would take for the storm to manifest or more importantly how long it would take to pass. But, just like in the natural, life’s storms do pass.
In one of these dreams I saw 3 F1 (small) tornados approaching me and after that I saw a huge tornado coming and it the last minute turned away from me and head another direction. The small tornados signified the number of family issues that Joni and I would go through while the large one was Hurricane Rita that was making a bee line for the Texas coast in 2005 and turned north at the last minute. Rita packed winds of 165 mph as it churned in the gulf and would have devastated Galveston but it turned north at the last minute and weakened. It hit the Beaumont/Port Arthur area near the Louisiana state line and while there was a lot of damage it could have been a lot worse. You might remember the news of how bad the traffic mess was as Houston and Galveston tried to evacuate at the same time. I will never forget. It was a very stressful time for Joni and myself.
So what do you do if you have a dream like this? In Luke 6:47 Jesus says; whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like: He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock. But he who heard it and did nothing is like a man who built a house on the earth without a foundation, against which the stream beat vehemently; and immediately it fell and the ruin of that house was great. You see the ‘Rock’ is Jesus Christ and if you build your house on His foundation you can never be shaken. Storms in life come and go but if you have Jesus as your foundation and draw close to Him, when the storms in life happen your house will still be standing.
So why does God show us when trouble is on the horizon. Just as with natural storms we can prepare if we know they are coming. When God shows you that a storm is coming you may not be able to change its course but if you draw close to Jesus you will watch and see the storm pass as the sun will shine again. Don’t take it personal as all of us have storms come and go in our lives, but feel privileged that God would give insight that a storm in your life is approaching. No one is exempt from life’s troubles. Jesus said in John 16:33; These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.
In my opinion there is no better way to prepare for life’s storms than to begin confessing Psalm 91 over you and your family. Read the “Post” that I have on this Psalm and begin confessing it over you and your family. I have heard the audible voice of God only a few times in my life and one of those was to “Pray Psalm 91”. Be Blessed!