‘Til the Storm Passes By

This week has been filled with days and nights of monstor weather, ripping, tearing, and demolishing everything in its path.

Many times this is the way  disasters of all shapes and sizes  come into our lives.  They seemingly spring up from nowhere.   The day begins  calm but before the sun sets, there is catastrophe.

We miss or ignore the storm warnings.   Sometimes it is a result of OUR choices that causes a tornado to rip through our relationships, our finances, our health.  Sometimes it is not.

The storm may rip through an entire community or only affect one family.

But here’s the truth – storms WILL come.  And when they do, we should not be like this tree where we get pulled up and pushed over  by the winds of adversity.

It will be our faith in God that keeps us rooted and grounded in Him.   We are instructed to be LIKE A TREE – with deep roots, believing Psalm 1:1-3:

1 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and in His law he meditates day and night.

3 He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season,whose leaf also shall not wither and whatever he does shall prosper.

May we keep all of the ones affected by these  devastating storms in our prayers,  lifting up the families who have lost loved ones, homes, security, and are now in a storm of grief and confusion.

The following song has been on my heart for the last few days.  I share the music and lyrics with you and may the Lord keep YOU safe until the storm passes by.

Til the Storm Passes BY

In the dark of the midnight have I oft hid my face,

While the storm howls

above me, and there’s no hiding place.

‘Mid the crash of the thunder,

Precious Lord, hear my cry,

Keep me safe till the storm passes by.

Chorus

Till the storm passes over, till the thunder sounds no

more,

Till the clouds roll forever from the sky;

Hold me fast, let me

stand in the hollow of Thy hand,

Keep me safe till the storm passes

by.

Many times Satan whispered, “There is no need to try,

For there’s no end

of sorrow, there’s no hope by and by”

But I know Thou art with me, and

tomorrow I’ll rise

Where the storms never darken the skies.

Chorus

When the long night has ended and the storms come no more,

Let me stand in

Thy presence on the bright peaceful shore;

In that land where the tempest,

never comes, Lord, may I

Dwell with Thee when the storm passes by.

Chorus

Till the storm passes over, till the thunder sounds no

more,

Till the clouds roll forever from the sky;

Hold me fast, let me

stand in the hollow of Thy hand,

Keep me safe till the storm passes by.

1 Response to “‘Til the Storm Passes By”


  1. 1 Bliss Sawyer April 28, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Beautiful thoughts… and my prayers go out to those that have lost loved ones or their homes.


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