When will this storm end….This past week has been a horrible storm for our family. I watch myself walk to the left and there is a storm. I move to the right and there is another storm. I try to move forward on the straight path and there is a huge storm. I try to step backward and something is pushing me forward to make sure that I go through this storm and get not just wet but soaked. I look up and think I cannot go any further….
You see when you are trying to push through a horrible “storm”, “tornado”, or “hurricane” you will get wet. You will get beyond wet, you will be drenched. You will get knocked down. As you struggle to walk through a storm you cannot hold things in your hands because they too will get wet and drag you down. I have prayed for blessings, peace, protection, and healing. My sleepless nights are full of tears while crying out to my God….I am begging Him to help in this storm yet I hear no audible reply. I think where are you…Why don’t you take away the storm….I am angry and scream out WHY, WHY, WHY? Yet again no reply….
I am reminded that God will not give me more than I can handle. He will allow me to bend but not break… So remember that even in your storm you will need to get drenched to get rid of those things that are weighing you down…… so I am putting those things down so I can stand tall, stay focused, and push through this storm and begin to dry off as a new person. I have been thinking of a song by Laura Story “Blessings”. In the song it says:
We pray for wisdom
Your voice to hear
And we cry in anger when we cannot feel You near
We doubt Your goodness, we doubt Your love
As if every promise from Your Word is not enough
All the while, You hear each desperate plea
And long that we have faith to believe
‘Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You’re near
And what if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise