Happy Monday. “To believe in God is to know He is always fair, but there will be many surprises.”
“IT’S HARD TO LOOK AT”
This was the headline in our local paper last week, referring to the devastation of the tornadoes that occurred.
Storms come! Maybe you are in your own personal storm today.
Could it be just a fog of anxiety, nagging concern? I have learned that a dense fog that covers seven blocks is comprised of only one cup of water. But, oh, the havoc it causes.
It might be you see that storm cloud that can’t be avoided, foreclosure, marital problems, loss of health, wayward child.
Or maybe the storm is raging today! Perhaps deep pain, either physical or emotional.
The Bible tells us that the whole creation groans in pain in Romans 8:22, but on into verse 26 we find that the Holy Spirit groans in intercession for us. You are on God’s prayer list!
Someone has said, “A bird doesn’t sing because he has a reason, but he sings because he has a song.”
Perhaps there isn’t a reason for us to sing today. But we have a song that says, “His grace is sufficient for me.” Sing it!
So many kinds of storms come. The storm of fear. I am told there are 366 “fear not’s” in the Word, one for each day and one for leap year.
A broken relationship can be such a violent storm, a feeling of being alone. Hebrews 13:5 says, “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”
Then there are times when the tears flow uncontrollably. Weeping may endure for a time, but joy will come again, always.
God tells us in Psalms that when we pass through (notice through) the valley of Baca (weeping), make a well. Leave a reminder that God will turn mourning into dancing—and gladness (Psalms 30:11).
Listen to the words of a very old hymn, written by C. A. Tindley:“When the storms of life are raging,
Stand by me,
When the storms of life are raging,
Stand by me,
When the world is tossing me
Like a ship upon the sea,
Thou Who rulest wind and water
Stand by me.”
And, indeed, He will!
We have a strong storm shelter. Isaiah 4:6 says we have a covert (covering, hiding place) from storm and rain. And it will stand any storm.
Really like this song. Haven’t heard anyone sing it in a long time. God is GOOD no doubt. He is my strength.
:::) 🙂 🙂 . The picture is beautiful. I thought about how that in the midst of my storm, God wants to make something beautiful of me.
Dear Mrs. Hyles,
Thank you so much for taking your time to touch our lives with your wisdom and grace once again. What an uplifting and refreshing blog you have! I will always remember the phrase you once said, “To be feminine is to be kind.” I love you, dear lady, Jary Lynn
“I’m on God’s prayer list!” What an amazing encouragement! You always have been, and always will be my most influential teacher of good things! I love you.
Love these encouraging words…I like many have been through the storms of life….thank you so much for these words of wisdom…I esp enjoyed “a bird doesnt sing because he has a reason but because he has a song to sing!!…Sing Sing joy cometh in the morning…thank you..lv nancy
God bless you! So many times “a word fitly spoken” comes to mind with your postings! You have been such a help and influence in my life; I praise God for you!
Thank you! This is a wonderful reminder. I LOVE hearing from you every week.
Mrs. Hyles, someone just shared with me yesterday about your blog. I was so excited! It is so encouraging to be able to hear from you and again be blessed by your encouraging words and sweet spirit. Thank you for taking time to do this. We need it! God bless you!
Thank you so much for your thoughts on the storms of life. I like the little song, “Heaven is a wonderful place, filled with wonder and grace. I want to see my Savior’s face. Heaven is a wonderful, heaven is a marvelous, heaven is a wonderful place!”
As I read the words to that wonderful old song, I could hear George Beverly Shea singing. What a wonderful memory. thank you!
I find this very encouraging, thank you
Oh, so true Mrs. Hyles. You are so blessed and led by the Holy Spirit.
Thank you. Awesome. I really needed this today.
Praise the Lord; Mrs. Hyles; for the wonderful wisdom of words that the Lord has given you. What a precious way to begin a holiday of memories on Memorial Day. There are so many out there who have heartaches and burdens and your Godly advice is surely needed to get through them. Praise to Him.
Look foward to your Monday blog!
Good Morning! As I was getting ready to go to bed I just thought I would check and see if you had posted yet! What a blessing it was again! 🙂 A storm has entered my life this past week and it hurts terribly but I know He cares! I know he is there standing by me! God bless! 🙂 Thank you so much for taking the time to encourage people in the Lord! From Down Under in Tassie. Tracey
Thank you, Mrs. Hyles for reminding us of God’s promises!!
Thank you for caring, especially when so many are hurting.