When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
and through the rivers, they will not wash you away:
when you walk through the fire, you will not be burned
neither will the flame kindle upon you. Isaiah 43:2

I love to hear the pounding rain,
When lightning splits the sky,
And hear the rumbling thunder,
Then watch the storm pass by.

Life is sometimes like a thunderstorm,
When our tears, like rain, fall down;
Thunder seems to shake our world
Lightning flashes all around.

Storms happen to each one of us,
That's why we need God's grace;
Our faith in God can carry us
Through every storm we'll ever face.

God said He'd never leave us,
We'll not go through the storms alone;
Oh, what a blessed promise!
The greatest peace I've known!

The storms in life will always pass,
To leave a bright and shining morn;
And to appreciate the sunshine,
We have to go through the storm.

2005 by Kathryn Brandon; all rights reserved.
This poem is my original work, and may not be
used in any manner without consent. Thank you.

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Did you know that an eagle knows when a storm is approaching long before it breaks?

The eagle will fly to some high spot and wait for the winds to come. When the storm hits, it sets its wings so that the wind will pick it up and lift it above the storm. While the storm rages below, the eagle is soaring above it. The eagle does not escape the storm. It simply uses the storm to lift it higher. It rises on the winds that bring the storm.

When the storms of life come upon us --- and all of us will experience them --- we can rise above them by setting our minds and our belief toward God. The storms do not have to overcome us. We can allow God's power to lift us above them. God enables us to ride the winds of the storm that bring sickness, tragedy, failure and disappointment in our lives. We can soar above the storm.

Remember, it is not the burdens of life that weigh us down, it is how we handle them. The Bible says, "Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles." Isaiah 40:31

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