A storm may come to clear our path

And to wash debris away;

To pave the way for new beginnings

Where the sun can shine its rays.

The heavy precipitation

Can take our breath away,

When the winds of life and stormy patches

Bring anxiety to our days.

But the wind, rain and hail

Is part of the journey of life,

And when the sun beams through those pristine clouds

Our darkness turns to light.

The episodes of thunder

Are loud and clangy indeed,

And the strikes of lightning in our lives

Can drive us to our knees.

The snowstorms can lead to a cold callous heart

With a cyclone in our mind,

But unless we repent of bitterness

We’ll never leave our past behind.

Our storms are only temporary

But they can bring lasting change,

When through the battle we trust in God

And when faith and hope remains.

When Joseph’s brothers sold him as a slave

It was a disturbed state indeed,

But God had magnificent plans ahead

And through him a nation He’d feed.

When Jonah’s rebellion shook the boat

A solution was required,

And the waves were calmed when he was thrown overboard

Where into the mouth of a fish transpired.

What mankind has meant for harm

God turns it around for good,

When God’s mercy and grace is revealed

And His love clearly understood.

Jesus took the storms of our lives

To bring calm within our souls;

To settle the disturbed and raging patterns

So the sun in us unfolds.

(C) P.B. 2020

“Then they cry out to the Lord in their trouble, and He brings them out of their distresses. He calms the storm, so that its waves are still.” Psalm 107:28-29

“So when all the land of Egypt was famished the people cried to Pharaoh for bread. Then Pharaoh said to all the Egyptians, ‘Go to Joseph, whatever he says to you do’…and Joseph opened all the storehouses and sold to the Egyptians.” Genesis 41:55-56

“So they picked up Johan and threw him into the sea, and the sea ceased from its raging.” Jonah 1:15

“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purposes.” Romans 8:28