Tuesday, June 16

Just Like Him

This year has been another rough one so far, and it's not quite half over. What with Debbie's diagnosis of cancer, Mom's sudden death, the loss of another grandchild (Misty's miscarriage),and some other things that have happened, the storm clouds seem to have been gathering all around us.
Sometimes, in the midst of the storm, we are aware of God's truth, but it's hard to grasp the reality of it. We seem to get caught up in the thunder, lightening and heavy downpours and forget that there is often a rainbow at the end, or if not a rainbow, a new awareness of the beauty around us in the sun reflected on the vibrant colors of freshly washed trees and flowers and landscape. We can't seem to see that God is still there, and that He's still in control. We know it, but we can't seem to believe it, to see it.
Sometimes, in the midst of the storm, when the winds are howling, lightening flashing, the thunder roaring, and hope seems almost gone, God will reach down His mighty hand, and for just a moment in time, He'll roll back those clouds, and give us a glimpse that He is there, that He still cares, and that He Is In Control.
He's rolled those clouds back for me, several times this year, reminding me that it's not about what I can see, but what He Can See. Not what I can do, but what He Can Do. Not what I know, but what He Knows.
I'm so thankful to know that He loves me enough to reach down and roll those clouds away and give me that glimpse.
The choir at church sang this song Sunday morning. As we sang, I was reminded.
I am so grateful that it is just like Him!
It's Just Like His Great Love.
A friend I have called Jesus, Whose love is strong and true,
And never fails howe’er ’tis tried, no matter what I do;
I sinned against this love of His, but when I knelt to pray,
Confessing all my guilt to Him, the sin-clouds rolled away.
Sometimes when clouds of trouble bedim the sky above,
I cannot see my Savior’s face, and doubt His wondrous love;
But He, from heaven’s mercy-seat, beholding my despair,
In pity bursts the clouds between, and shows me He is there.
When sorrow’s clouds o’ertake me,and break upon my head,
When life seems worse than useless, and I were better dead;
I take my grief to Jesus then, nor do I go in vain,
For heav’nly hope He gives that cheers like sunshine after rain.
Oh, I could sing forever of Jesus’ love divine,
Of all His care and tenderness for this poor life of mine;
His love is in and over all, and wind and waves obey,
When Jesus whispers, “Peace, be still!” and rolls the clouds away.,
It’s just like Jesus to roll the clouds away,
It’s just like Jesus to keep me day by day,
It’s just like Jesus all along the way,
It’s just like His great love.


Scott and Kristan said...

Ms. Teresa, I needed to hear those words. I love that song, too. We've been going through some things this year, also, and we forget Who we're serving. I try to remind myself that God allows us to go through storms to build our faith and trust in Him. I often fail to learn that lesson. If we could just totally lean on Him. Thanks for your post. It helped me. I will pray for you and your family. Would you do the same for me? Kristan

Teresa said...

I'm glad this post helped some. Of course, I will pray for your family, and I appreciate your prayers for us.