(A storm brewing behind this grave marker at a pioneer cemetery we visited)
Looking at those photos, I could see such a parallel of the destruction in my own life. We have had a loss. Nothing will ever be the same again. We have a new normal.
"I Will Praise You in This Storm" from Casting Crowns started playing and I was struck almost dumbfounded. Satan wants us "to curse God and die". I refuse. He has pushed me closer to the One who created me, loves me and wants His best for me and my family.
I choose to praise Him in this storm. It is a sacrifice of praise because it hurts. But feelings don't matter at this point. The promises of God do.
"Greater is He in that is in you, than he that is in the world."
Here is a link to this song. As you listen, raise your hands with me, cry out for our family. We need you to stand with us and praise Him in the storm.
Living one hour at a time,