Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Since I last wrote, school has ended for the 08/09 school year. The summer lays ahead of us and it seems like SO much time with empty days to fill. But the days will fill up as they always do, some with cries of "I'm bored" (ahhhh the days of youth!), some overpacked with too much to get done in one day.

Last night, I finished a book I was reading and started looking at some of the writing I've done when I actually sit down, read the Bible, listen for the still small voice and write down whatever comes to mind. Since the last entry I wrote was about being centered and staying in the eye of the hurricane, I thought this might be appropriate. There have been days I feel this much more than others, but still always a good reminder.

Luke 8:24-25 (NIV)
24 The disciples went and woke him, saying, "Master, Master, we're going to drown!" He got up and rebuked the wind and the raging waters; the storm subsided, and all was calm. 25 "Where is your faith?" he asked his disciples. In fear and amazement they asked one another, "Who is this? He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him."


Sometimes a storm rages across the land
or the ocean or the sea.
Sometimes the storm happens within me.

A physical storm with thunder, lightning, rain,
an internal storm with sickness, weakness, pain
Afraid? No faith?
Believe in the ultimate storm chaser

We may think Jesus is sleeping and we will surely drown.
He calmly says peace, be still
and the storm will calm right down.

Often times the storm lasts longer than I’d like,
but I’ll sit down and ride it out
God is in control.

Whatever storm(s) you may be going through right now, please know that you are not alone in the boat. God does not sleep. There is NO storm to big that with God's help we cannot ride through. When we give up control, we make it easier for God to calm the storm....or at least calm us to deal with it.

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