Up in the land of 10,000 lakes today, the skies are filling with an abundance of different kinds of clouds. It’s always quite interesting to see a storm come together, starting with layers of many clouds in shades of grey. The wind picks up and suddenly becomes still as the firmament becomes enshrouded in darkness. The birds of the air seek refuge in trees. The sun hides behind the darkness that proceeds to take over the sky. Like a canopy of protection, broken and torn, you are alone in the midst of it.
You never know when storms will come to overtake you – to push you down and wait for you to try to get up again. The wind tosses you about and the rains pour over you like a sea of troubled waters. Life will be filled with these storms. They come on us instantly, or they grow slowly and explode over time.
Whatever the storm you’re chasing right now, or the one that’s chasing you, remember that you are not alone in the darkness. When you finally overcome the turmoil, you will be better for it. When you are filled with hope and faith, God will be your partner. He will reach out and touch you. Lift you into his strong arms and place his protection over you.
YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE – By Rogers & Hammerstein
When you walk through a storm
Hold your head up high
And don’t be afraid of the dark
At the end of the storm is a golden sky
And the sweet silver song of a lark
Walk on through the wind, walk on through the rain
Though your dreams be tossed and blown
Walk on, walk on with hope in your heart
And you’ll never walk alone, you’ll never walk alone, you’ll never walk alone