Discussion in 'Spirituality/Worship' started by sweetiepie, Jan 28, 2003.

  1. sweetiepie

    sweetiepie New Member

    Dealing with storm clouds and the difficulties they bring often causes us to lose our spiritual focus.

    We allow the howling wind to divert our attention from that still small voice that tells us, “I am the Master of the storm and the Creator of peace."


    God has said (of those that go
    Down to the sea in great ships
    His wonders in the deep to see,
    Bringing praises to their lips)

    How He commands elements
    And raises the stormy wind;
    Which lifts the watery waves
    And sends them back again.

    Our lives are like a vessel
    Sailing upon restless seas,
    Seeking our way in great waters,
    Looking for a kindly breeze.

    When, on the horizon, we see
    Storm clouds blowing our way,
    We must decide in whom we trust;
    The One that winds must obey.

    When the winds of adversity
    Come rising on every side,
    Where will I turn my craft
    And where will my hope abide?

    With sorrows rolling my way
    Like billows on the ocean,
    Will I hide in the shadow
    Of His sacrificial devotion?

    If we cry out to our Savior,
    When trouble doth overwhelm,
    His love calms our heart
    And His hand takes the helm.

    He makes the storm to calm
    And the waves thereof to still,
    Bringing us the desired haven;
    Finding peace within His will.

    Oh, lead me by Your goodness.
    For, storms I don’t understand.
    Yet, I know You are the answer
    And I am safe within Your hand.

    © by Roger Allen Cook

    And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away. And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone. But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary. And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea … But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased. Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.

    Matthew 14:22~33