Though the howling wind threatens, God is my song in the night.

The winter storm blew fiercely over the mountain ridge, driving snow, bending trees, howling as it assaulted our community in the dead of night. I awoke with alarm as the wind buffeted the house. I turned on the light. Nothing. The power had gone out, probably from falling trees.

When Howling Wind Threatens, God is Our Song

Grabbing my robe, I groped in the dark for a flashlight and shuffled my way to the living room. Plopping on the couch, I snuggled beneath a nearby blanket.

And then it happened.

Sitting in the dark, wind bellowing as it raced around our home, I heard a song, a melody that sang into the storm.

The wind chimes.

The harder the wind blew, the louder the song as the destructive wind encountered the chimes. It was as if the wind was becoming a song — what was meant for evil becoming good.

When we face destructive winds of life’s storms, the brutal force encounters the Living God who surrounds and protects His child. We are not alone. His very Presence becomes our song in the night — turning despair into hope, fear into courage … sorrow into song.

I love what the psalmist spoke in Psalm 42:6-8 from The Living Bible:

“I am standing here depressed and gloomy, but I will meditate upon Your kindness to this lovely land where the Jordan River flows and where Mount Hermon and Mount Mizar stand.  All Your waves and billows have gone over me, and floods of sorrow pour upon me like a thundering cataract.

“Yet day by day the Lord also pours out His steadfast love upon me, and through the night I sing His songs and pray to God who gives me life.”

Praise Him Through the Howling Wind. He is Faithful

 God uses our midnight songs to keep us till the morning.*

When we praise Him through our tears, through the howling wind of life’s storms, His light will penetrate our darkness. The God of all hope and comfort will draw near and our spirit will rise on the wings of eagles as we acknowledge that He alone is God. He is able. He is faithful. And He is good.



*Scott Hubbard.


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