Not all storms come to disrupt your life. Some come to clear your path. (Fernando Cabrera, city council member)

After a heavy spring storm season, there is a lot of cleanup to do. Getting trees and storm debris cleared away must be accomplished quickly to make way for traffic and to restore life to normal. In a similar way, if we can look beyond life’s personal storms to see how they have “cleared the way,” we will be better able to endure those “storms.”

We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. (Romans 5:3)