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THE PERFECT STORM

This is from my devotional this morning. I wanted to share it with you all. I hope you understand that even though I may be crying or seeming hopeless when I blog, I do know who holds tomorrow. I do know that God will not give me more than I can bear(even though somedays I think he thinks I am stronger than I am). So let me reassure you that even though I am venting, I have a Heavenly Father who will take care of me and one day I will be reunited with my earthly Father.

(I have a friend who does quite a bit of sailing, so I asked him if he had ever been caught in a bad storm. "Many times!" he said. Unbelievable! I had to ask, "Then why on earth do you keep sailing?" His answer was profound. "Mary, every sailor knows that there will be storms. The trick is to learn how to respond to the storm. In a fierce storm, there is only one thing to do and only one way to survive. You have to put the ship in a certain position and keep her there."
The same is true for the believer. When the storms of life overwhelm us, there is only one thing to do. We must place ourselves in the comfort of God and He will keep us there until the storm is past. Yes, God's comfort is faithful! What a great promise that every time we have trouble He will be there with comfort! The faithful and consistent comfort of God depends upon nothing but the character and heart of God)

This song, Praise You In This Storm, by Casting Crowns has been a blessing to me. It's amazing how words can touch whoever, whenever. I'm trying to figure out how to post it on here for you, until then here's the website address... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHdcyue0bSw

2 comments:

KateVonGlahn said...

I'm really really proud of you. Writing like this will be so good for you. Thanks for giving me insight and letting me love you.

Sabrina Smith said...

Where do I start? or will I just start by saying what's on my heart? You know me, it'll be a trip. I really want to tell you that you are a strong young woman. Just because you cry and miss your dad, whom I loved dearly, does NOT mean that you are weak. It means that you have a heart and you have emotions. I can tell you that you are strong because I know this. Weak people stop living. Weak people go through storms and give up.

Proverbs 24:10 states "If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small." Lil' Bit you have had your day of adversity. Although it hurt like I don't know what, you are still living the life that God planned for you. You have not lost your mind. You keep moving on. It hurts but it's a part of the process of getting you to see this: "I may not understand why God took my dad, but I accept it because I know that God is too wise to make a mistake and too just to do any wrong."

I won't preach here but I will on another section, I'm sure. Stay in God's grip. It's a place of protection and assurity. [He knows the plans he has for you. He knows what you are going through. When you don't know what tomorrow holds, and yesterday is through, Remember, GOD knows the plans He has for you] (Lyrics by Martha Munizzi)

I love ya, kiddo-

Your big sister-----SABRINA