"His way is in the whirlwind and the storm,
and the clouds are the dust of His feet."
Living in New England, we are used to storms
and squalls stirring up out of nowhere.
There is a familiar phrase, want rain or
sun? Wait a minute and the weather will
change. One of the worst storms that
New England faces is the Nor'Easter.
High winds, thunder, lightening, heavy
rain or heavy snow. Storms like this
take us running for cover. Are you finding
yourself caught up in the storm of chronic
illness and pain? Are you going from one
doctor to the next, taking one medication
after another to find relief and solace from
living with your ailments? Does it feel
that a storm is churning within?
Take heart beloved, for God is with you. In
the midst of the tempest and the storm, God
goes before you always. "His way is in the
whirlwind and the storm, and the clouds are
the dust of His feet." (Nahum 1:3) God can
take your life as you are now and quiet your
soul. All you need to do is to call to Him
and He will answer you. "Then they cried out
to the LORD in their trouble, and He brought
them out of their distress. He stilled the
storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea
were hushed and He guided them to their
desired haven." (Psalm 107:28-30)
Yes, sometimes it seems that life is like
a churning storm. At these times, realize
that God is not only in the quiet seas, but
also the turbulent winds and storms. There
is no place that God will not be found.
"Where can I go from Your Spirit? Where can
I flee from Your Presence? If I go up to the
heavens You are there; if I make my bed in the
depths, You are there. If I rise on the wings
of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of
the sea, even there Your hand will guide me,
Your right hand will hold me fast."
God will quiet that storm to a whisper as
He delivers you from your distress, as He
guides you to your desired haven.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Kay DeCarlo, devotional coordinator
for Rest Ministries lives in beautiful New England with
her husband, Joe and two sweet fur-chldren,(dogs) Daphne Mae
and Alice. Kay struggles with Dilated Cardiomyopathy,
Diabetes, Bipolar Disorder, Post-traumatic Stress and
Anxiety. As a survivor of Hodgkin's Disease and Congestive
Heart Failure, Kay has never lost sight that God is bigger
than any trial seh faces.