but pray for the best.
and above all praise!
Today although it continues to rain a little
we are grateful to only be dealing with fallen trees
But we did prepare. Yes, I not only put extra gas in the car
but also bought a new battery for our flashlight
and some jugs of water.
We prayed as the storm approached closer and closer.
Last night as the wind roared rattling our windows
I looked at my girls while my heart turned upward.
I knew better than they that our tissue paper townhouse
would not be able to withstand high winds.
I knew that that tree beside our house could tobble at any moment.
Again and again the gusty winds blew
and the rain fell in torrents.
But while it poured outside
and we waited for it to pass
Eventually sleep took over
but somewhere in the middle of the night I noticed a change.
Noah must have heard it too.
The beautiful sound of silence.
The winds were stilled;
the rains had ceased.
We would assess the damage in the morning.
The storm had passed by.
Peace be still.
It’s a lot like life, isn’t it?
For a season we are held in the ugly grip of terrible grief
and changes we had not wanted or ever expected.
Our life rocks as we hold on
One day at a time
Praying for guidance and peace.
And then that moment comes.
That glorious moment
when all of a sudden we notice the silence.
Peace has come again
and we know that life
will be restored in a new and different way.
His Love holds us firm not only through the storm
but also during the time of rebuilding and restoring.
His Love is a sure Foundation that we can trust.
Storms may come
but the storm will pass
and a new day will come.
Is it a new day for you?
Trust Him to guide you ever so gently through each moment.
His plans for you are good.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord. “plans to prosper you and
to give you a hope and a future.”
Lift up your heart, rejoice in the silence,
a new day has come.