“The myth is that storms have to do with punishment,

that they are God’s response to sin or

His disappointment in us as His children.

May I suggest that it is actually the opposite.

It is the confirmation that we are flowers

Father planted and

He desires us to grow.

No matter how painful or inconvenient,

it is necessary for the flower’s beauty.”

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“To the beautiful struggle

of necessary storms in our lives,

listen

and don’t

be afraid to grow.”

— Kirk Franklin