When The Storm Passes . . .
The threat of a storm lasted long, but now that the storm is over it seems as though it was quite brief. How often do we find this to be true? After it has gone, the beauty in its wake seems brighter than ever before . . .
Here are some photographs taken after other storms have gone. It seems there is a message in their beauty.
29 He stilled the storm to a whisper;
the waves of the sea[a] were hushed. – Psalm 107:29
MOST OF US go to the Lord in prayer only for big things and wonder why we become stressed. He wants to be in relationship with us, His children! DO NOT SUFFER IN SILENCE! REACH OUT TO HIM!
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. -Isaiah 41:10
It is too easy for us to find reasons to face faults in our world but this only makes things worse. Our Lord is close to us always and despite our fears and confusion, He’s got this! Trust and give praise and your heart will be renewed, and faith will replace fear!
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Philippians 4:8 ESV
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.
James 1:5 ESV