Praising Him through the storm

David & I were feeling a little down this past week as he recovered from his bone graft surgery.

It has been a long, tough road for him and for us. Essentially, over the past 8+ months, he has been unable to do all the normal things that he used to do – run, lift weights, play basketball… He has been careful to be very protective of his left arm as it was still healing.

And we prayed for a healing of David’s arm without this surgery. We really believed God that He would heal David’s arm. But for whatever reason, that is not what happened.

But somehow, I have felt the voice of God speaking to me this past week in a very clear way. I have just felt a peace about all of this, as if it is all working together for a greater good and greater purpose. I feel that what Satan meant for bad God will turn into good!

I was reminded of a Casting Crowns song that I love and it really has spoken to me in a powerful way this week! I hope you enjoy it:

Praise You in This Storm
words by Mark Hall/music by Mark Hall and Bernie Herms

I was sure by now,God, that 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 You 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.

Chorus:
And I’ll praise you in this storm
and I will lift my hands
for You are who You are
no matter where I am
and every tear I’ve cried
You hold in your hand
You never left my side
and though my heart is torn
I will praise You in this storm

I remember when I stumbled in the wind
You heard my cry to You
and raised me up again
my strength is almost gone how can I carry on
if I can’t find You
and as the thunder rolls
I barely hear You 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

Chorus

I lift my eyes onto the hills
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth
I lift my eyes onto the hills
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth

Chorus

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One thought on “Praising Him through the storm

  1. Very nice post, hon. This is a situation where the Scripture has direct application — that is, that “all things work together for good to them that love God…” You and David love God, He loves you, and that ensures that this will all come to a good conclusion. The Lord “will never leave you nor forsake you” both through the recovery process. And Mom and I are believing with you for a FULL recovery for David.

    Love, Dad

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