My Personal Thunderstorm

Have you ever had days where you seem to be stepping from one problem to the next and haven’t a clue on how to get back on solid ground? This is how I have felt today. I do find it humorous that this morning I was reading a book by Joyce Meyer called Power Thoughts. Maybe God wanted to give me an opportunity to practice being positive so he set up a perfect storm just for me.

We all face crisis of many shapes and sizes in our lifetime, but it just seems like lately, I have had an extra helping. Okay, don’t laugh at my most recent thunderstorm. I woke up this morning to Carl, our six month old French Bull dog throwing up. I could tell he wasn’t feeling well because he didn’t want to eat. This typically wouldn’t be alarming except that he is still recovering from having his tail surgically removed. For the last two and half weeks, we have had to closely monitor him because it is easy for infection to set in around where his tail used to be.

He was sleeping peacefully when I left to go to the grocery store. When I returned, the vomiting was now being accompanied by diarrhea. I am probably grossing you out but if you had seen how it was just oozing out of his bottom, with no tail to cover up the mess, you would understand why I thought of this as a crisis.

It was so bad that we couldn’t do anything but clean one spot off the floor and then move to the next one. Jay and I were pretty concerned about our little pup so we called the doctor and are taking him in. We truly love this little guy and would be crushed if something happens to him.

Maybe it is the unknown part of the situation that I don’t like. And I am sure it was the unknown that scared the Israelites when the twelve spies came back to tell them that they were like grasshoppers to the people that occupied the land that God had promised them. If I am not careful I could be just like the Israelites and turn my fear into grumbling. But as I read in the book of Numbers, grumbling will only give you more time in the desert. So, I think I will keep working on being positive and wait for the storm to pass.

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