My day has been long and terrible at work and school, but through it all the Lord has taught me some valuable lessons I would like to share with you. Lessons from God: 1. God is to be feared 2. God can do what he wants with us 3. Though you be covered in darkness, the Lord always restores you. Though you may die, he will resurrect you 4. Everything God does is for the good of his children, even if it seems evil and cruel 1. The first lesson was taught by the Lord terrifying me with ominous clouds, rain, hail, and lightning. The dread of tornadoes and the boom of thunder made me plead with him for mercy. As a sinner, in the flesh, I became deeply scared of the Lord. I feared he sought to change me and discipline me his powerful hand, or perhaps with a dangerously close bolt of lightning. I was walking out to my car with my head down scared of what would come and suddenly a bolt of lightning touched maybe a mile out directly in front of me. I jumped back in fear and waited for its sound. It cracked the sky and rattled my ear drums. At that point I knew there was nothing I could do, if the Lord so wished to terrify and kill me, he could do so. I cryed over and over "I am nothing! I can do nothing!". Yes, I was spared, but very very scared. If anyone is to be feared, it is the Lord. 2. This startled me and confused me so much I didn't know what to do in my soul. I was deeply afraid and troubled by the severity of his hand that I didn't want to so much as look at another person. My following 4 hour shift at work was terrible: nothing but complete silence from me, a guy who is normally friendly and funny. I contemplated quitting because work alongside my existential crisis was too much to handle. I had been in this suicidal give-up state before, yet I wasn't concerned with how God always brought me out at the end. While cleaning the restrooms God restored my sanity to me with the thought "God does what he wants with his own.". Everything clicked: everyone including God's children die before Christ's return, so why would it be unjust for him to kill or torture me if he so wished? He can do with me what he pleases, and I was soon to find out it was all for good. 3. Though my day was rough and terrible, this realization restored me to faith and trust in my father. Though I had been terribly troubled and terrified, it was only for a period, and I once again was praising him for his wonderful wisdom. 4. The reason was because instead of quitting I cut my work hours in half. God, through this crisis taught me important lessons and gave me less hours of stress, as I have been deeply stressed due to both school and work. I praised him in my heart because I knew once again that for God's children everything works together for good. Praise him.