“walked outside today and realized that birds praise God the loudest right after a storm…I should try to apply that to my life”
Sharayah is the daughter of my former boss. I’ve known her since she was seven, and I think she’s amazing (her sister is amazing too, but doesn’t enjoy writing so much, so rarely posts her brilliance on Facebook for me to steal!).
I don’t want to tell you how old Sharayah is now, because it will make me feel ancient, but suffice it to say she’s away at college. This year, I have loved reading her status updates on Facebook, because she’s developed the most amazing groundedness in and assurance of her faith, and it has poured out through her little, pithy two-liners, like the one above.
She’s a teenager, out in the world on her own for the first time, and she’s had her share of storms, and I love that she’s learning already that when God brings you through a storm, the best response is not to rage or to question, but to praise him for his provision and protection.
This heart-attitude will stand her in good stead as she faces the storms ahead, and continues to praise in sunshine or in rain.
Thanks, Sharayah, for being you and for this beautiful reminder today. Keep praising!