Thursday, September 27, 2007

Sometimes the clouds seem to loom . . .

I just got off the phone with my mom. Surprise, surprise - that is a pretty regular occurrence in my life - thank goodness! We were discussing a difficult time happening to someone that we both know. My mom said something that has really hit home, and I've been pondering on it and praying about it ever since.

She said - "If we trusted God to this point, why wouldn't we trust Him now? If we've truly given him this situation, then there is nothing more we need to do, other than continue to pray." Wow - so true! So, I pray without ceasing, without worry, and with God's glory in mind.

Our conversation brought to mind this song, which I love, by Mercy Me - and which, by the way, I can totally belt out with the radio turned up in my car ;-)

Bring The Rain

I can count a million times
People asking me how I
Can praise You with all that
I've gone through

The question just amazes me
Can circumstances possibly
Change who I forever am in You

Maybe since my life was changed
Long before these rainy days
It's never really ever crossed my mind
To turn my back on you, oh Lord
My only shelter from the storm
But instead I draw closer through these times

So I pray

Bring me joy, bring me peace
Bring the chance to be free
Bring me anything that brings You glory
And I know there'll be days
When this life brings me pain
But if that's what it takes to praise You
Jesus, bring the rain

I am yours regardless of
The clouds that may loom above
Because you are much greater than my pain

You who made a way for me
Suffering your destiny
So tell me, whats a little rain

Bring me joy, bring me peace
Bring the chance to be free
Bring me anything that brings You glory
And I know there'll be days
When this life brings me pain
But if that's what it takes to praise You
Jesus, bring the rain


Holy, holy, holy
Holy, holy, holy
is the lord God almighty
is the lord God almighty

Bring me joy, bring me peace
Bring the chance to be free
Bring me anything that brings You glory
And I know there'll be days
When this life brings me pain
But if that's what it takes to praise You
Jesus, bring the rain


Our family has endured some rainstorms this past year, for sure. I'm not saying more than our share, and I'm not saying another won't come tomorrow. But I hope, we are still praising Him with each one. I know we are trying. When we are in heaven with our God, we will look back on these days, after seeing the master plan, and be ever-thankful for the road we travelled. God uses all things for His glory.

2 comments:

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

Good point Heather. Your mom's quote,"If we trusted God to this point, why wouldn't we trust Him now?" is especially comforting.

Overwhelmed! said...

Excellent post! Tell your mom she's a very wise woman. :)