Storms used to scare me to death when I was little, and as an adult they still put me on edge. I'm sure growing up watching The Wizard of Oz
When I was a young mother we used to live in a house in East Texas with lots of huge pine trees. They were just beautiful, but I had a love-hate relationship with them. I used to have a fit during bad weather because when the wind blew, those big, tall trees would sway back and forth high above us in the wind. I was terrified they would blow over and crash into the roof if it got really bad out (a common happenstance in that area). During the stormy tornado season, there was simply no peace to be had.
I knew back then that God was in control. But now? I know it.
And truly knowing it makes all the difference. When you know it, there's more than enough Peace to be had.
I was driving tonight in a storm and saw a lightning bolt somewhere off in the distance that reached from the top of the sky down to the ground. What an amazing display of His awesome power, and it reminded me just how big He really is.
I taught my thunder-shy little girl a precious song
years ago back in that old house in East Texas. The chorus goes like this: I've seen it in the lightning,
Heard it in the thunder,
And felt it in the rain.
My Lord is near me all the time,
My Lord is near me all the time.
Storms can be scary, but they embody the majesty of God.
The storms of life are no different. The more tumultuous things get, the greater the opportunity for God to show Himself as Almighty. It's in the storm that He draws us near.
And a God so powerful can surely