“See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me” – Isaiah 49:16 (NIV).
Driving through a thunderstorm can be a nightmare. If there are hailstones it can even be worse. In some places cars are expected to beam lights but then not everyone does. This is for a reason. Without proper sight every now and then cars skid, bump into each other, go over bridges and crush.
Life, also, can at times be like passing through a thunderstorm. Suddenly there are hailstones flying from every direction. It is like being in a war zone with shots fired from all direction. In those moments the way ahead is blurred. If one moves ahead along the same pace without proper vision there is all the possibility of crushing.
What do you do when caught up in a thunderstorm? Sometime the best thing when it is raining crazy with furious winds blowing hard is to pause and let the thunderstorm pass. A gentle prayer does not hurt as well.
There is a sing written by Don Moen of Hossana music with beautiful lyrics for any passing through a storm: “God will make a way! Where there seems to be no way! He works in ways we cannot see. He will make a way for me. He will be my guide. Hold me closely to His side. With love and strength for each new day. He will make a way, He will make a way!”
Just in case you were to find yourself trapped like one passing through a thunderstorm along the highway, do not lose faith, but hold still and let those gracious lyrics fill you with hope. For “He can do exceedingly, abundantly. Above all that we could ever ask or think”!
Prayer for today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, for where there are thunderstorms around me, how I know and trust you will make a way, for you have said, “Be still and know I am God!”