Monday, October 8, 2012

Trusting God through the Storm

The strong Florida winds ripped through the trees.  Lighting flashed, creating a light show which illuminated the cab of the swaying truck.  I gripped the steering wheel more tightly.  The safety of home was a few miles away.  I could make it.  I hated to drive in rain, much less a thunderstorm of this magnitude.  I was used to the tropical weather, had survived several hurricanes, but at the moment I felt like my heart would pound through my chest.  Suddenly a bolt of lighting struck a transformer.  The loud crack, and power surge that connected from the heavens to the power pole lit up the sky.  I needed to get home, but was aware of the danger that surrounded me.  I started singing, "Our God is greater, our God is stronger, God you are higher than any other..." My daughter in the front seat began to sing with me, trying to calm our frayed nerves.  With each deep puddle splash that washed over the windshield, our song got stronger.  My five year old in the back seat wasn't singing, so I said, "Sadie, you should sing with us!"  She said, "Mom, I'm praying."  Snails pace driving, praying and singing, we made our way home.

There are storms that arise in our lives.  Our fear mounts. Our knuckles become white with worry. Will we make it?  Will we survive? Will the elements of the situation tear us apart?  Where is God in the midst of this?  God is the creator and controller of the storm.  No he doesn't have plans  to destroy us. He doesn't have plans to harm us or crush us. He has plans to give us hope and a future.  Sometimes all we can do is hang on for dear life to the hope He has given us.  We are safe in Him.
Sing and pray your way through the storm and know that our God who made the storm, can speak to the storm and say, "Peace Be Still!"---j. jones





 
"So let the storm rage high, the dark clouds rise, they don't worry me, for I'm sheltered safe within the arms of God. He walks with me, and none of earth can harm me. Sheltered safe within the arms of God."  Sheltered in the Arms of God
 by Dottie Rambo

Psalm 46:1 KJV

"God is our refuge and strength a very present help in trouble."

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