Posts Tagged ‘Storm’

Joy in the Morning

September 3, 2016

The storm has passed our area. The electric companies worked tirelessly to restore power to the thousands of Floridians who lost electricity, cleanup of downed trees and flooded homes are now in progress. Waking this morning to sunshine and a new day there is praise in my heart to the Lord for safety and His wonderful mercy and care. The quote by Govenor Rick Scott is so true, “You can rebuild a home. You can rebuild property,” Scott said. “You cannot rebuild a life.”

One man did loose his life in the storm, and we sorrow for the loss of life, but it could have been so much worse. So if you are working to clean the debris and mess left behind, take a moment to thank the Lord for His mercy and look at the sunshine after the storm. Joy comes in the morning.

Psalms 30:5 For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

Hurricane

September 2, 2016

 A Hurricane Is passing through our area in Florida and things can get a little frightening. Total darkness with no electricity during the night. Strange sounds of thunder, lightning and trees blowing against the house. That is when everything is out of our control and the only one you can trust in is God. Total dependence on Him for peace and safety.

Storms in life are like that, also. Sometimes things seem dark and frightening. The feeling of helplessness because things are beyond our control. Just like the hurricane, the only One we can turn to is the Lord.

Psalms 91:2 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

Jesus, Our Pilot 

February 22, 2016

Have you ever been on an airplane when the weather was bad? Maybe it is stormy with rain, thunder and lightning. You along with the other passengers are frightened. The plane even drops a few feet and some of your seat mates even let out a little scream. Now the fear even becomes greater, then the pilot takes the plane to a higher level and all of a sudden you are above the clouds looking down.

From this height you see the sunshine. Those dark clouds that frightened you just minutes before now look beautiful. Looking on them now they are fluffy and white. What is the difference? The pilot took the plane above the storm. He was there all the time and knew exactly what to do and how to get you through the storm.

Jesus is the Christian’s pilot. He knows the storm you may be going through. He is there all the time. Directing your path. He can go with you through the storm and will take you through it until you reach the sunshine and He will show you the beauty that comes after the storm passes.

Isaiah 61:3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.