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