Saturday, August 1, 2009

Peace in His Power

Just shy of a week's vacation filled with unpredictable weather, we drank in His rain, basked in His sunshine and marveled at His thundering. There is no such thing as bad weather, only changes we must encounter and move alongside.

Life is unpredictable too. We try to gird up our sails for the rough and tumultuous times and when they arrive, we're often not prepared for them. We can even waste our sunshine by expecting rain. But, can you see Him in it all? When you ask, "Where are You, God?" do you hear His answer in the gentle rain that is heard between the thunder's roar? Psalm 34:18 says, "The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart..." but verse 4 says, "I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears." It's in the seeking that He is found. While the storm rages, we can rest in the assurance of His presence, knowing His strength is made perfect in our weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9). We can find peace in His power.
There is an end to every storm but in the meantime, the lightning provides energy for the earth while the rain causes growth. The process can be frightening but if we move with His Spirit the final outcome allows us to know joy on dark or balmy days.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh Heather - you are stinkin' awesome! (As Molly would say!)
Bless you, forever!!