Where’s the Ambling(s)?

Psalm 42: 1-2

“As the deer pants for the water brooks,
So pants my soul for You, O God.
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
When shall I come and appear before God?”

Well, it’s been a bit of a dry year for my “amblings”. The past month or so has been a bit trying, but God never gives us more than we can handle. I appreciate everyone who has kept me and my family in prayer. After a few cancelled trips it looks like I’ll be getting out for a long weekend (Saturday-Monday) to the Adirondacks. I’m thirsting for solitude and total immersion in God’s creation. I’m also excited at the prospect of journalling my trip for all of you that have so patiently read my “ramblings” here at WWTS. So off I go – be back soon!

Praise You In This Storm

Praise You In This Storm by Casting Crowns

“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”

There is a certain beauty in a storm. Fierce winds and torrential rains give way to sunshine, and the promise of a new day. I love the way everything smells fresh and new after the rain. So too are the storms of life, be they physical, mental, or spiritual. If we trust in Him, we will weather whatever comes our way. The apostles showed great fear when the wind and the waves appeared to threaten their very lives, as Jesus slept in the back of the boat. When they cried out “Don’t you care?!” to Jesus, Jesus rebuked the storm and at His word it was immediately calmed. Faith is trusting that God is in control, but first we have to come that place where we realize that we are powerless. In our weakness His strength is made complete. “For the word of the LORD is upright, and all his work is done in faithfulness.” (Psalm 33:4 ESV) Don’t ever think that God doesn’t have a wonderful plan for your life. Praise Him in your storm, and if you listen close He will whisper “I’m with you”.