We went for a long drive today. We went to Nanaimo. The drive is about one and a half to two hours. When we were on our way back to the city, everyone was so exhausted to the point that no one was talking and everyone is so anxious to get home. The only sound that we could hear was from the radio. We were tuning in to this Christian Station 106.5 Praise FM. I was so into listening to the song because I was so sleepy yet I don’t want to take a nap coz I felt bad napping while my friend who’s driving can’t. So I sung along with almost every song played on the radio.
Two of the songs that were played were Blessings by Laura Story and Praise You in This Storm by Casting Crowns. These two song are really among my favorite songs yet during that time these two inspired me in a new way. Almost all of us pray. Christians, Muslims, Jews, Buddhist, Hindis, among others pray for blessings. We talk to that Supreme Being that we acknowledge through prayers. We believe and we have faith that these prayers will be answered in His perfect time. And every time this prayers are answered, we tend to give back to God the praises and glory that He deserve. It seems like a normal action-reaction equation : blessing = praise. But what if we prayed for sunshine yet God sends us storm? What if we prayed for success yet what we are experiencing now are all failures? What if we prayed for blessings yet we feel that God is silent? What if God seemed so far away from us at some point in our lives? Are we still willing to praise Him wholeheartedly?
Storms are blessings too. Sometimes, the thunder is too loud, the wind is too strong, and we are in the verge of giving up. We prayed for something good yet we are battling one of the heaviest and strongest storms in our lives. “Sometimes, God calms the storms in our lives. But in other times, He rides through the storm with us.” And in either way, He deserves to be praised. In our weakness, God’s power is at its strongest. So my friends, no matter what you are going through right now, praise God. Coz either He will calm those raging seas or He will ride with you through this gusting wind and ship-wrecking waves and He will take you to calm waters. Praise Him. Praise Him in the storm coz sometimes “the rain, the storm, the darkest nights are His mercies in disguise.”
Stay in love! Stay in God’s Love!
Sarah Dawn 🙂