It has been said that we can be found in one of three places: 1) in a storm 2) walking out of one or 3) walking into one. Certain trials can absorb our life and consume our very being, much like a category 5 hurricane. While other trials seem like a simple breeze, a casual rain, shaking us for a moment. We are reminded in Matthew 5:45 that the rain falls on the just and the unjust alike.
For every storm, God has given us a promise:
But now, listen to the Lord who created you. The one who formed you says,"Do not be afraid,
For I have ransomed you.
I have called you by name;
You are mine.
When you go through deep waters,
I will be with you.
When you go through rivers of difficulty,
You will not drown.
When you walk through the fire of oppression,
You will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.
As a dear friend and sister who has gone through all kinds of trials, I beg you to seek holiness in every storm. Seek holiness? Yes, seek all things holy: God, His Word, prayer, praise, serving others... It makes the passing through the storm a lot easier, even joyful. You'll see the spiritual growth in your life as you walk out of the storm. And it is the armor you wear walking into the storm.
Today's Lyrical Post is one of those songs that helps you get through the storm. That's one aspect of seeking holiness in a storm: through song! May these lyrics cause you to worship God. I am confident that as you worship God (with the little that you have), He will increase your faith and fill you with His peace. Praying for showers of love, mercy, grace, forgiveness, kindness, joy, peace and rest. Do not fear. You are His. He is with you . You will not drown. You will not be burned for for the flames will not consume you.
Bring the Rain, Mercy Me
*At times we only have the strength to mutter out "holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty" those are the greatest words we can cry out with during a storm.