Another late night just hoping for sleep. I can’t believe I still ache this much almost a year after back surgery. I keep hoping that I’m going to wake up and this storm will be over. However, I can’t deny how God continues to use this purposeful season in my life to draw me closer to Him. I’ve had to learn to give thanks daily even when the rain keeps pouring.
Maybe what you’re going through is actually a blessing in disguise. Maybe what you’re struggling with today is making you stronger for tomorrow. Wherever you are, God has a plan. Simply let God work and thank Him for allowing you to continuing living.
I love the lyrics in Casting Crown’s popular christian song called “Praise You In The Storm”. The first verse and chorus are so powerful. I bet you can relate to these heartfelt words.
“I was sure by now. God You would have reached down. And wiped our tears away.
Stepped in and saved the day. But once again, I say “Amen” and it’s still raining. As the thunder rolls I barely hear Your whisper through the rain, “I’m with you.”And as Your mercy falls I raise my hands and praise the God who gives and takes away.
(1 Thessalonians 5:18) “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
(Psalm 46:10) “Be still, and know that I am God.”