Finally Blue Skies

Sometimes He calms the storm
With a whispered peace be still
He can settle any sea
But it doesn’t mean He will

Sometimes He holds us close
And lets the wind and waves go wild
Sometimes He calms the storm
And other times He calms His child

These are the words of a song that I remember from my childhood by Scott Krippayne. I don’t think I ever understood the powerful meaning of these lyrics until recently. I read over them again and again tearing up because I know that in my recent storm He has chosen to calm me while the storm raged around. The overwhelming feeling of thankfulness sinks in. I am glad that He chose to calm me, His child, instead of the storm. Why, you ask? Because I wouldn’t be where I am spiritually if He had chosen to calm the storm instead.

I have gone from being devastated to encouraged to scared to mad to just being done with my storm. I have been tossed every which way. I’ve been pushed and pulled, tempted and trialed. I’ve had to make some hard decisions. Now, three months later, my storm is finally over and I couldn’t be happier to see blue skies and the sun starting to peak through. However, even though now I am over my emotionally draining storm, I was brought so much closer to the Lord than I have ever felt. He chose to hold me close while my winds and waves crashed around me. He gave me peace at night and strength to get through the day. He guided me when I couldn’t see the road in front of me. If He would have chosen to calm my storm, I wouldn’t be as strong as I am today. I wouldn’t have the victories over Satan that I can claim today.

He is Sovereign over everything, including my life and every little detail is perfectly planned.┬áNow, on the other side of my storm I am not looking back. I am, however, not going to forget what I have learned. Now, I am facing forward with my eyes fixed and my feet planted on my solid rock Jesus Christ. That song is something to always remember, though. I will come up on another storm at some point and I have to remember that sometimes God will chose to calm the storm but other times, the storm will get worse before it gets better but HE WILL HOLD ME CLOSE and won’t let me go.


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