In the Eye of the Storm
As I walked along the country road enjoying the gentle breeze of an approaching storm, I recalled a quote from F.B. Meyer, “Never fear the rough waters ahead which through their proud contempt impede your progress. God is greater than the roar of raging water and the mighty waves of the sea. ‘The Lord sits enthroned over the flood; the Lord is enthroned as King forever’ (Psalm 29:10). A storm is simply the hem of His robe, the sign of His coming, and the evidence of His Presence.”
… A storm is simply the hem of His robe, the sign of His coming, and the evidence of His Presence …
What an amazing thought.
I rounded the curve at the top of the hill — the curve that runs alongside a pasture lush from recent rains. Clouds bubbled, some ashen in color. In the distance the mountain range rippled in shades of navy and slate blue. The cooling breeze wiped sweat from my brow.
The moment was so peaceful.
The morning had been difficult as David’s dementia marches on in its devastation. These few minutes of respite along our country road were like giant gulps from the well of Living Water.
My thoughts focused on the Lord — on how God is greater than my circumstances. I lifted my eyes toward the heavens where clouds billowing over the mountain ridge caught my attention. My restless spirit began to calm.
The imagery is something I can take hold of to better understand the character of our God. Why? How? Because …
“He displays His power in the whirlwind and the storm.
The billowing clouds are the dust beneath His feet.” ~ Nahum 1:3, NLT
I think of His throne — His dwelling place — high above the earth, how His eyes roam to and fro across the earth searching for those who love Him and who need encouragement.*
I remember that He rides on the wings of the wind.**
That His voice is like the rolling thunder, powerful and majestic. ***
God is Greater Than Anything I Face
As I considered the clouds of the approaching storm, I could visualize the Spirit of God actively engaged in the needs I face because I know He is a very present help in times of trouble.
I look to the hills from whence comes my help!
How glorious is it to imagine that the storm clouds swelling and swirling are carrying my God across the mountaintops to rescue me from my despair.
Oh, if I can but touch the hem of His garment, I will be made whole again!
I smiled as I turned toward home. The wind had kicked up and blew heartily against my back.
I wondered if that’s what goodness and mercy feel like as they follow us all the days of our lives.
* 2 Chronicles 16:9
** Psalm 104:3
*** Psalm 29:1
Thank you so much for stopping by. I would love for you to share what’s on your heart in the comments below. Scroll a little farther down and you’ll see where you can leave your comments. Together, we can find the nearness of God in our darkest moments.
Sweet blessings to you,