I love a good thunderstorm. When the sky blackens with fierce clouds. The thunder starts to roll, echoing across the expanse. Every now and then a deafening clap out of nowhere resounds with such force that it seems to shake the foundation. Spears of light crackle through the sky, piercing down to the ground. I like them best when I can be curled up on the couch, or lying in bed listening to the pounding rain.
But it wasn't always like this. Every kid has a fear of thunderstorms at one point or another, right?! During the midst of a thunderstorm when I was scared underneath my covers and my mom came to comfort me, it may have in fact been the first verse I ever learned by heart. Of course mom and the bible, what could be a better comfort. She shared Psalm 56:3, "What time I am afraid, I will trust Him."
That means in the middle of the scary thunderstorm; I will trust Him.
And now as an adult, that verse still holds true. For whatever I fear. Whenever I'm afraid. Yet I will trust Him.
In the middle of my trial; I will trust Him.
In the midst of the unknown; I will trust Him.
Through the black clouds, so dark I cannot see; I will trust Him.
In the midst of the raging storm; I will trust Him.
Despite what pierces me; I will trust Him.
Amidst the deafening thunder; I will trust Him.
There's a song that says, "Sometimes He calms the storm and other times He calms His child."
As I look across a dark sky I can hear the thunder rolling in. Downpours have already come several times this summer morning. The forecast calls for thunderstorms popping up all day. It's true. The storms will come. Sometimes He will calm them. Sometimes He will calm me in the midst of them. And yet, I will trust Him...