In the last two days I have discovered that, even though I have been writing this blog, I have not been taking in everything that I have written! I blogged about the peace that Yahweh brings in the storms and the shaking. I blogged about the covering of the love of Yahweh that surrounds us. I blogged about the bitter-sweet rainbow after the storm. Yet today I was amazed by Yahweh.
My husband Ken and I have just completed two "legs" of a rather long drive to reach our vacation destination(s). Last night Ken drove in the worst storm I think I have ever experienced. It was dark (after 8pm), there was SOOOOOOOOO much traffic - including large semi trucks, and the storm was beyond description. We had about 45 miles to our hotel and at times I really didn't know if we would make it. Our car was shaking, the road was covered in several inches of rain and you could not see a thing. The sky was just constant lightening strikes all around. And did I mention that we were in the middle of downtown Louisville, Kentucky? At the moment, I confess, I was not thinking about Yahweh's peace! I should have been. When we were about 22 miles from the hotel, and mostly out of the city of Louisville, I think I finally took a breath. It was still a downpour, but the traffic had eased up and you could sort of see. And I was just simply so grateful to have gotten through this storm. It stormed for most of the night. Both Ken and I were a bit shaken up. As I was laying in bed, in my thankfulness to Yahweh, I remembered His promise of peace in the storm.
There were more storms predicted along our route for today, and I called on my good friends and intercessors to cover our trip in prayer. And because Yahweh is faithful, we were able to avoid the majority of the major storms that were in our path. We stopped and had a longer than usual lunch, which kept us out of a major storm crossing our route. And just as we were passing the last major storm system (which never did cause us any rain), right in front of us, an amazing rainbow formed! It was truly a reminder of Yahweh's promises to us. The last 100 miles of our trip were clear sailing.
So take my advice....... 1. In the midst of the storm, remember Yahweh's peace! 2. ASK for prayer covering and support - it makes a difference when you know others are standing with you. 3. Remember Yahweh's covenant promises! He always keeps them.
Thank you Yahweh for calling me your child. Thank you for your love and your amazing promises. And thank you for being patient with me - even when I don't remember to trust you in the midst of the storm.