Standing After The Storm
It’s about this time of year I look forward to spring
and planting flowers. The birds are singing, a few early
spring flowers are already pushing their way through the
cool damp ground, and the days become longer. Humming
birds will swoop to their feeders, while making their
sweet sounds of chattering,
Although there are many benefits to spring, Oklahomans
must face the threat of tornadoes. The sky hosts dark,
intimidating clouds. Rolling and gathering intensity of
speed, the tornado is often seen dropping to the ground,
only to rise again. Other times, the vicious killer
strikes without mercy, leaving little to recognize at
There is a ‘quiet before the storm.’ I never understood
the expression until experiencing it. An eerie silence
washes over me; and for the moment, nothing seems to
move. I find it hard to breathe in the thick, humid air.
Then, without warning, a tornado drops from the darkened
cloud in all her fury.
We are all too familiar with the consequences of
anything or anyone in its path. Much like the fury one
faces in the storms of Oklahoma, our walk with God may
reflect the same. Many storms are hurled across our
paths...be it sickness, death of loved ones, disasters,
or perhaps an unfaithful spouse. Satan hovers over the
Christian as the looming storms, waiting to see whom he
The important question is, “Who will be standing after
the Storm? ” Will you or I be able to withstand the
storms of life? There is a way to stay in perfect peace,
but peace will only come as we place our complete faith
and trust in Jesus.
Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which transcends
all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds
in Christ Jesus. NIV We know from Philippians, that it
is possible to have peace of mind as we go through
Jesus forewarned that there would be trials and tests.
It’s very important what we choose to do when they come.
Let us make the decision to listen to God’s Word,
combine it with faith and confess it with our mouths.
Psalms 85:8 I will listen to what God the Lord will say;
he promise peace to his people, his saints…NIV
Our Heavenly Father’s ultimate desire is to see his
saints standing…. planted solid on the Rock of Our
Salvation. Let us put our face to the winds and
proclaim, “We shall not be moved!”
2 Thessalonians 3:16 NIV Now may the Lord of peace
himself give you peace at all times and in every way.
2005 Marie Williams
Used with permission