Friday, November 2, 2012

***Though The Storms Will Come***

The above link is a video taken of Staten Island New York for those of you who might not have seen some of the devastation endured by 75 % of New York and New Jersey.

Mark 4: 39 He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, "Quiet! Be still!" Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.

Psalm 93:4  Mightier than the thunder of the great waters, mightier than the breakers of the sea--the LORD on high is mighty.

I chose these two verses because I wanted to share as a reminder that our loving Fathers strength, love, and promises never change. Whether it be the Old or New Testament, God's awesome power is always present. He never promised there wouldn't be storms, in fact quite the opposite, but He did promise to never leave us.

In the first passage we see that Jesus did not rebuke the apostles for having little faith, but he rebuked the winds that caused them fear, to calm them and reassure them, that He would always love, protect, and be there.

As many of you know I am from New York, and have a lot of family and friends in both New York and New Jersey, many of which have been displaced, and to date, many I have been unable to reach to know that they are safe.

 I ask, if possible, that we all come together across the country to pray for all those who have been affected up and down the Eastern Seaboard and across the middle of the country, that they may seek God's strength, peace, and love, to see them through this devastating time.

Below please find a poem I have written and will include in my upcoming devotional,
"Poems of the Eternal Heart a Daily Devotional" I hope it brings you all some comfort in the weeks and months ahead, and may we all continue to come together in prayer to strengthen our requests to our Heavenly Father in Jesus precious name we ask this and all things, Amen. Love, hugs and prayers Patricia xx

Through The Storms
Sometimes it's hard to understand,
why things happen as they do,
but the one who loves us most of all,
promised He'd see us through.
And though sometimes we can't make sense,
of the things that come to pass,
His love, strength, and comfort,
will always fill our glass.
That's why our faith must never waiver,
even in our darkest hours,
for those are the times our Loving Father,
reminds us of His powers.
For through His love and promises,
our darkness turns to light,
for we know our Loving Savior,
who is seated at His right.
He gave up His life that we may live,
and endure the task at hand,
for this will never be our home,
it's not the Promised Land.
No, the Holy Spirit will fill us all,
until that final day,
when our loving Savior Jesus Christ,
will return to take us away....
Patricia VanDenburg

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