We sat yesterday, and watched the storm roll away from the west. What an awesome view we had and such a beautiful visual. Made me think again, of the storms of life. "Praise You In This Storm" was a song that came to mind. This is how the storms of life are . . . . like ocean waves that come and hit and then recede. We can all count on storms in our lives, but we also can count on a strong God who is there with us, in the midst of the storm, seeing us through.
The storm was a very quick storm, and the skies brightened again quickly. A few hours later, the skies were aglow with the setting sun. My daughter came running to find me ~ "Quick we need to take pictures of the sunset". It was beautiful and there was a warm glow on everything around us. Another reminder of what is waiting on the other side of the storm when we cling to Him. There is something beautiful after the darkness.
Remember the disciples in the angry storm? Their boat was tossed and turned about, and they were afraid they would soon drown. They were also angry, as Jesus was with them, quietly sleeping in the boat! I can picture the scene, the little fishing boat being tossed to and fro in the wind and the waves. Just like we feel in our storms of life. The waves seem to sometimes overpower us. The wind seems to knock us down. When they awakened our Lord, what did he ask? He asked where their faith was, and why they were so afraid. Then he rebuked the wind and the waves, and everything was calm. The disciples were so amazed and wondered who this man was, that even the wind and the waves listened to his voice and obeyed. Let us remember, that he is ALWAYS there in the midst of the storm, and we need to trust in Him and in His power to see us through. And after the storm, we will see the beautiful picture.
"He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still." Psalm 107:29
In His Love ~ Kim