Courage, Life storms

My Angel of Strength


An angel hovers in the limbs of the tree in my yard. I have had her for years as a reminder. She is called The Angel of Strength. As I watch her this morning, she is living up to her name. She flies unhindered in the strong breezes we are experiencing today, holding on to her place in the sunlight, holding on to her limb as the leaves blow around her.

My angel of strength reminds me to stay strong, to stand my ground against any wind. She reminds me that, yes, I can be blown about by winds of change, but I am able to hang on with courage, unharmed.

Life is full of winds of change, good change and change that is not so good. My angel and I withstand all of it with wings spread out, holding our own in every change.

Oh, and one more thing. I know a God who remains faithful in every change. The hymn “Be Still, My Soul” says this:

In every change, He faithful will remain . . .

Be still, my soul: thy God doth undertake
To guide the future, as He has the past.
Thy hope, thy confidence let nothing shake;
All now mysterious shall be bright at last.
Be still, my soul: the waves and winds still know
His voice Who ruled them while He dwelt below.

I know this is real and true. My angel of strength reminds me of that!

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