Friday, January 16

Praise You In This Storm

Praise You In This Storm by Casting Crowns has been my anthem for this year. I had just gotten done belting it out when my brother called me on January 10, 2014 to tell me she was gone. That song has been a constant reminder to me of how I want to live through this storm. Now as the sun is shinning on life again and the clouds have parted I continue to depend on Him, I continue to ask Him to give her hugs for me, and help me get through all the "big" days in this journey. My brother and I will get together tomorrow to celebrate our boys' birthdays. Sometimes I wonder if James came late and my brother's little boy came early because God knew what was coming and knew we both could use a ray of sun in January to remind us to celebrate!

Today she would of been 54. She's missed the last two birthdays with us, or should I say we've missed her for the last two. Her 53 fell 6 days after she passed. Today it's been just over a year. Today started out with tears but I'm determined to make it end with laughter and smiles. That's how she lived, she was so much fun and always made birthdays so special so I'll pick up that torch and do the best I can to follow in her footsteps. I leave you with the lyrics that have reminded me of how big God is and how He never leaves!

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

[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 you raised me up again
My strength is almost gone
How can I carry on
If I can't find You

But 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 unto the hills
Where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord
The Maker of Heaven and Earth

1 comment:

  1. How are you doing? "I'll praise you in the storm..." It does seem like the perfect song for what you've been going through this past year.

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