Monday, June 28, 2010

Praise Him in the Storm

"Praise You In This Storm"

I was sure by now
God You would have reached down
And wiped our tears away
Stepped in and saved the day
But once again, I say "Amen", and it's still raining

As the thunder rolls
I barely hear Your whisper through the rain
"I'm with you"
And as Your mercy falls
I raise my hands and praise the God who gives
And takes away
-Casting Crowns

It has been quite a while since I have blogged, really blogged. I have had a decent case of writers block. My last real entry was about 4 months ago and so much has happened in my life, our lives. Some happy and some not so happy. Some things that have gone on I am sure I will blog about, others may never see the blog light. Somethings are just supposed to be private.

I will say this, my family, friends and church body have been in the middle of a trial. God's word promises there will be trials and tribulations (I have never understood the whole prosperity doctrine thing). It is not easy to follow God and His word never promised it would be; there is a reason they say the road is narrow. For the last few months I have played the above listed song lyrics over and over in my head. God's word says "Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance"- James 1:2-3.

This has probably been the rockiest few months that I have ever experienced, but I have also witnessed God's grace in the most amazing ways. There is still pain, the trial is not over, but I continue to pray for those around me, who may be closer to the epicenter of the trial. I pray he comforts them and can provide peace and closure.

1 comment:

Wendi said...

Halleluia and Amen......I too feel the very same way. Have an awesome day.....Jesus love you and so does you mom : >