According to the weather reports for weeks, we are in a stormy season.
There are daily reports of tornadoes, thunderstorms, flooding, hail, and of all things, snow in places.
In Texas, May was the wettest month since records have been taken–over one hundred years.
But our long drought has ended!
And the upside of the storms is lush, green lawns, trees so beautiful, flowers blooming, and we are enjoying sunshine even more.
It seems like most of us have to go through the “dark” times to enjoy the “bright” days.
Perhaps you are in a tempest of your own today.
Psalm 107 describes such a time when the ships are out to sea.
God commands stormy winds that “mount up to heaven.”
The sailors are tossed and it says they come to their wits end. And then they cry to the Lord.
I love verse twenty nine–“He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.”
It seems to infer that only in desperation did they go to the Lord.
Isn’t that just like you and me?
We all love the results of storms. They do bring new life, freshness, and very often we see God’s signature promise–a rainbow.
Someone has wisely observed, “You want to see a rainbow? Then expect some rain.”
Years ago, during a stormy time in my life, I wrote these words.
It’s storming today, Lord.
I hear the raindrops on my roof,
Like falling tears on my window pane.
Will it ever stop, Lord?
The flowers are drooping from wetness
The trees have sagging leaves like coming death.
Is the sun still there, Lord?
I see only darkness filling my room
It invades my soul like deepest sorrow.
I see it, Lord–a rainbow!
It’s there, right there, and it bears your signature,
I’m persuaded, Lord, to commit
To you, once again the storm in my life
Knowing that you keep my safely in your hand.
Thank you, Lord,
The world has taken on fresh life.
A new song springs up from my heart
Like hope renewed.