praise YOU in the storm

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SONG 29  PRAISE YOU IN THE STORM

There was a time when this song stayed on repeat. I would play it over and over. Again and again. During the hard times in my life. When my youngest son was wrecking his life with drugs and alcohol, and I wondered if he would even live past the age of 25. I would remember that his past would be part of his testimony, before surrendering his life to Jesus. When my heart was broken and I felt like change would never come. Even now when my heart is overwhelmed by circumstances I have no control over, I remind myself, He is worthy to be praised!

Have you ever been in that place? Victory was nowhere in sight? No light at the end of the tunnel? When days move into weeks, then months become years? Keep praising Him! Even if it’s still raining and wind is getting stronger, keep praising Him! He will whisper, “I’m with you. I’m right here by your side. You are not alone. We will get through this together.”  

I can say all of this, not because I’m repeating lyrics to a song. I can say this because I’ve experienced first hand the closeness of my Savior. I’ve never walked alone through the storms of life. My help comes from the Lord. He will come and walk with you today if you will cry out to Him. 

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

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 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

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 lift my eyes unto the hills │ where does my help come from? │ my help comes from the Lord │ the Maker of Heaven and Earth

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
Living in HIS Joy!

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