As fall starts as fall – windy and rainy, and so did my week in University begin with a horrible stormy weather. Though as enthusiastic as I was on my first day of lecture, I bashed it as God telling me how His grace pours like rain, how it sweeps and blows like a wind – so cold that it shivers and takes me away, and how His glory shines like the sun and the rainbow that marvels after the storm. He then gave me this epiphany, the opportunity to worship God in the storm is to experience and be in the storm.
I realized that God brings the storm in our lives, not to harm us but to test us and see how we will glorify and worship Him, and know His power in the midst of it. How we will yield, pray and trust Him more as we put our faith in Him and desire to be in His presence all the more when the thunder roars. He is, after all, the great I am, the almighty who is able to do all things, He who calms the raging seas and makes the oceans part, and He who is mighty to save.
God’s riches, wisdom, and knowledge are unfathomable. As much as we try to possess all the knowledge in this world, it will always be nothing compared to God’s infinite knowledge and wisdom. But through faith and only by grace will we only then grasp the depth of His work and ways in our lives. And only through humility will we receive all these, as with humility comes wisdom. In the storm will we truly know God’s power, but in quietness and trust will we only hear Him.
I was able to experience the depth of His love when I thought I lost my strength from over-thinking and dealing all my problems. He strengthened and gave me peace the moment I chose to yield and trust Him to take control, as He became my greatest comfort and strength. Looking back now, I realized how He changed my heart, and how much I would trade and sacrifice a lot more to experience and know His power in my life. It’s in the storm where He soared with me, It’s in stillness that I knew He is God and He is good.
“I’ll praise You in this storm
And I will lift my hands
For You are who You are
No matter where I am
And every tear I’ve cried
You hold in Your hand
You never left my side
And though my heart is torn
I will praise You in this storm”